Australia and the town of Seventeen Seventy

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Recently, I went on a short caravan trip in Queensland, Australia. Even on this short holiday, I saw things that reminded me of the amazing people and places that our author, Dr. Charles Margerison has written about. As I discovered, these wonderful and inspiring stories stay with you.

Camping at Seventeen Seventy (1770), our walk to took us up high around the perimeter of the cliffs overlooking the ocean. This is the sight of the second landing of Captain James Cook in May 1770. This site was originally known as ‘Round Hill.’ The community of Seventeen Seventy hold the re-enactment of this historic landing in May each year as part of the annual 1770 Festival.

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Seventeen Seventy is a tourist attraction that many visit. The area has a natural beauty and the vegetation and wildlife are protected and preserved.

Australia has many amazing and breathtaking places to discover.aus map

Take  a journey with your students and find out more about this fascinating country.

Australia has developed to become a model multi-ethnic society. In this collection of life stories from The Amazing People Club, you can gain an insight into how some amazing Australians set the scene and contributed to the country we fondly refer to as Downunder – this short eBook will be truly enjoyed by students –

Then……………travel through time and meet some of the amazing people who helped Sydney develop. Read how Governor Arthur Phillip and Bennelong, the captured Aborigine, tried to build relations between the communities. Explore the inspiring lives of people such as Francis Greenway, Mary Reibey and George Howe. All of them arrived in Sydney as convicts and through their tenacious spirit, grew to become some of the most significant figures in the city. Find out about William Tom’s discovery of gold, and Captain Thunderbolt’s great escape from Cockatoo Island. Be moved by the outstanding work of the tireless humanitarian, Caroline Chisholm, and her work with young women. Discover how Banjo Paterson wrote Waltzing Matilda –

All these stories, and many others, come alive through BioViews® and will stay with you on your own travels, wherever they may take you – Janine


Amazing People Education is brought to you by The Amazing People Club – an international education publisher that is bringing these sensational resources to students and teachers worldwide. To explore tips and tricks on classroom edu-tainment using BioViews®, please download our free Amazing Teacher Toolkit. To get involved in our direct-to-classroom resources, be sure to check out these Education Case Studies.

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