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Bound for South Australia 1836: A digital re-enactment provides a highly interactive platform for students to engage with South Australian history.  A range of rich resources are used to explore the voyages of the nine ships that sailed from England in 1836 to establish the Province of South Australia.

This website provides an ideal environment for students to engage with primary and secondary historical sources and to develop historical skills and understandings.

How to use this resource provides an overview of the educational content on this website for teachers.


Latest Schools Post:

Week 45: Proclamation and Celebration

[ 25th of December 1836 to 31st of December 1836 ]

We have now reached the end of our story only to find we have arrived at the very beginning of the next story. By the end of this week all nine of our ships have arrived in South Australian waters with the Buffalo arriving in Holdfast Bay on December 28th.  As soon as the Buffalo [...]

Week 45: Proclamation and Celebration Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 45 - Journey's end and new beginnings

Previous Teacher Resource Installments:

Week 44: The Beginning of a New Colony Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 44 - 'excellent eating': kelp, parrots and a new oven
Week 43: Kangaroo Island Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 43 - settling on Holdfast Bay
Week 42: Numeracy Onboard Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 42 - the scourge of scurvy
Week 41: Literacy Onboard Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 41 - Fire!
Week 40: Commodious Harbour Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 40 - Finally! The harbour is found
Week 39: Time Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 39 - settling in at Holdfast Bay
Week 38: Exploration Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 38 - lost in the bush
Week 37: Building a Home Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 37 - taxing 'ardent spirits'
Week 36: Family Life Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 36 - the Africaine approaches
Week 35: Pastimes Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 35 - feasting on fish
Week 34: Aboriginal Perspectives Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 34 - a tempest
Week 33: Fresh Water Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 33 - seeking a site for settlement
Week 32: Planning the Economy Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 32 - Visions of the future
Week 31: Transport Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 31 - Farewell to the Duke of York
Week 30: Heating up and lighting the way Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 30 - First encounters
Week 29: Discipline and Punishment Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 29 - Impressions of the mainland
Week 28 – Education Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 28 - A wedding on the beach
Week 27 – Navigation Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 27 - a scandal averted
Week 26: Whose story? Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 26 - the expanding settlement
Week 25: All Dressed Up Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 25 - The demon drink
Week 24: Pets Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 24 - Trouble on land and at sea
Week 23: Weddings Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 23 - Landfall
Week 22: In Good Time Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 22 - all ships underway
Week 21: What’s Cooking? Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 21 - a sumptuous feast
Week 20 – Superstitions Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 20 - infectious disease
Week 19: Signs and Symbols Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 19 - farewells and new beginnings
Week 18: Life Onboard Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 18 - the port of Rio
Week 17: Blowing in the Wind Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 17 - wet weather and wild tempers
Week 16: Crossing the Line Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 16 - towards Australia
Week 15: Medicine Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 15 - high drama on the John Pirie
Week 14 Conflict Onboard Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 14 - steady progress
Week 13 Food for Thought Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 13 - tensions reach breaking point
Week 12 – Pirates and Piracy Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 12 - Crossing the line
Week 11 – Fishing Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 11 - 'dangers stand thick all around'
Week 10 A Whale Of A Time Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 10 - fine weather and sea shanties
Week 09 Shipwrecks Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 09 - to sea at last
Week 08: Employment Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 08 - adieu to old England
Week 07: Work Onboard Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 07 - aftermath of the storm
Week 06 : Weathering the Storm Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 06 - a 'perfect Hurricane'
Week 05: Ship Shape Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 05 - the Cygnet sets sail
Week 04 – Livestock Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 04 - A fair wind
Week 03 – Communication Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 03 - Waiting on the wind
Week 02 – Belief Systems Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 02 – Storm in the Channel
Week 01 – Setting sail Schools Post | Weekly Post for Week 01 - Setting sail

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