Skip to 0 minutes and 2 seconds «The mother nation of Australia first began as a penal colony for the British convicts and free settlers battled the harsh, unforgiving environment to transform an undeveloped landscape into one of the world’s greatest providers of natural resources. Britain brought civilisation to this untamed continent to make it one of the newest prosperous destinations to come and start a new life.»
Skip to 0 minutes and 31 seconds This is how the story of Australia was often told, but how accurate is it really?
Skip to 0 minutes and 39 seconds This course will be a journey through the complex history of this nation, investigating the myths and facts of Australia’s past. Drawing on the work of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous historians, we’ll explore the rich history of this continent before the arrival of the British and the reality of convict life in the colonies. We will unpack the debate about the nature of colonisation and reveal its continued impact on Indigenous communities across Australia. Join me, Dr Kate Ariotti, and a cast of experts as we investigate Australian history.