Weekly posts

The first ships set out in the last week of February 1836. 

Follow their journeys over 45 weeks through the weekly posts from the journals, diaries and letters of those on board.


Latest Weekly Post:

Week 42: Numeracy Onboard

[ 4th of December 1836 to 10th of December 1836 ]

Over the past eight months we have read many journal entries, diaries and letters describing the experiences, thoughts, ideas and feelings¬†of those onboard the nine ships. We have followed the authors…

Week 42: Numeracy Onboard, (Resources for schools).

Previous Weekly Posts:

Week 41: Literacy Onboard, (Resources for schools).
Week 40: Commodious Harbour, (Resources for schools).
Week 38: Exploration, (Resources for schools).(Resources for schools).
Week 38 – lost in the bush, (Resources for schools).(Resources for schools).
Week 34: Aboriginal Perspectives, (Resources for schools).
Week 33: Fresh Water, (Resources for schools).
Week 32: Planning the Economy, (Resources for schools).
Week 31: Transport, (Resources for schools).
Week 30: Heating up and lighting the way, (Resources for schools).
Week 29: Discipline and Punishment, (Resources for schools).
Week 27 – Navigation, (Resources for schools).
Tuesday 16 August 1836, (Resources for schools).
Week 24: Pets, (Resources for schools).
Week 23: Weddings, (Resources for schools).
Week 21: What’s Cooking?, (Resources for schools).
Week 19: Signs and Symbols, (Resources for schools).
Week 18: Life Onboard, (Resources for schools).
Week 17: Blowing in the Wind, (Resources for schools).
Week 15: Medicine, (Resources for schools).
Week 14 – steady progress, (Resources for schools).
Week 13 Food for Thought, (Resources for schools).(Resources for schools).
Week 13 – tensions reach breaking point, (Resources for schools).(Resources for schools).
Week 12 – Pirates and Piracy, (Resources for schools).
Week 11 – Fishing, (Resources for schools).
Week 10 A Whale Of A Time, (Resources for schools).(Resources for schools).
Week 10 – fine weather and sea shanties, (Resources for schools).(Resources for schools).
Week 09 Shipwrecks, (Resources for schools).(Resources for schools).
Week 09 – to sea at last, (Resources for schools).(Resources for schools).
Week 08 – adieu to old England, (Resources for schools).
Week 07: Work Onboard, (Resources for schools).
Week 06 – a ‘perfect Hurricane’, (Resources for schools).
Week 05 – the Cygnet sets sail, (Resources for schools).
Week 04 – A fair wind, (Resources for schools).
Week 03 – Communication, (Resources for schools).
Week 02 – Belief Systems, (Resources for schools).
Week 01 – Setting sail, (Resources for schools).
Week 05: Ship Shape, (Resources for schools).
Week 06 : Weathering the Storm, (Resources for schools).
Week 08: Employment, (Resources for schools).
Week 15 – high drama on the John Pirie, (Resources for schools).
Week 16: Crossing the Line, (Resources for schools).
Week 22: In Good Time, (Resources for schools).
Week 45: Proclamation and Celebration, (Resources for schools).
Week 43: Kangaroo Island, (Resources for schools).
Week 26: Whose story?, (Resources for schools).
Week 37: Building a Home, (Resources for schools).
Week 35: Pastimes, (Resources for schools).
Week 36: Family Life, (Resources for schools).
Week 16 – towards Australia, (Resources for schools).
Week 18 – the port of Rio, (Resources for schools).
Week 20 – infectious disease, (Resources for schools).
Week 25 – The demon drink, (Resources for schools).
Week 34 – a tempest, (Resources for schools).
Week 40 – Finally! The harbour is found, (Resources for schools).

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