Significant Individuals: Arthur Phillip

Excursion Summary

45 minutes


The first five years of British settlement in Australia were challenging. Who was the man making all the decisions? Using primary sources from the State Library collection students will investigate the events in Arthur Phillip’s career and his impact on Australian history.

Curriculum Outcomes


  • HT3-1 describes and explains the significance of people, groups, places and events to the development of Australia
  • HT3-2 describes and explains different experiences of people living in Australia over time
  • HT3-5 applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry and communication

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Booking Details




45 minutes

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