P

Gov. Arthur Phillip – Australia Day Celebrations

Posted on

Governor Arthur Phillip 

To All Australians 

State of the Nation Address 

Australia - Vol 1

Australia Day

26th January, 2015

Gov Arthur PhillipFellow Australians, it is with pleasure and pride that I have the opportunity to fly through time and be with you to celebrate our National Day.  It is 226 years since we reached these golden sun-kissed shores. What a blessing that was, after sailing 10,000 and more miles from England. We departed on the 13th May, 1787 and arrived on the 19th January 1788 – a journey that took us 252 days. I can assure you, after so long on the high seas, we cheered as “the Great Southern Land”, as it was known, came into sight.

 

What a voyage it was. All we had to guide us was a rough map drawn by Captain Cook.  He had visited a place that he called Botany Bay, 18 years earlier and stayed for only about a week.  I was asked to lead an expedition to establish a new colony called New South Wales, following advice to King George III and his ministers by Sir Joseph Banks, the botanist who sailed with Captain Cook.

On board the 11 ships, we had convicts, marines, administrators, sailors, clergy and the wives and families of crew members. Records of how many people were on the voyage vary, but it was in the region of 1420 souls. Some died on the journey and others were born. Each day we said our prayers for survival and success in our new country.

Botany Bay Gov A Phillip

On arrival, I quickly realized that Botany Bay could not provide sustenance for all of our people.

So, in a small boat, I sailed northwards, with some marines, and found the best harbour in the world. A thousand ships of the line could have sheltered there.

 

We moved to Port Jackson, as it was first called, on the 26th January, 1788.  That is why it is now celebrated as Australia’s National Day – despite the fact it was seven days after our arrival.

Sydney book

 

In due course, I re-named it Sydney Town, after Lord Sydney, his Majesty’s Minister who had authorized our mission. On reflection, I should have called it Phillip City. In that way, I would have received better recognition for my leadership efforts.

 

 

In celebrating the anniversary of our arrival, it is useful to note some of the major decisions that I made in the first year of our arrival.

I stressed that:-

  • there would be no slavery.
  • although we were the world’s largest prison, convicts should be treated as human beings and given the opportunity to work and reform.
  • marriage was a right of all men and women and on February 10th, I arranged for a member of the clergy to marry three couples.
  • equality before the law was essential and I gave permission for the first civil law case to take place, when a convict, called Cable, won a famous victory against a captain of a ship, over money that he had kept, belonging to the plaintiff.
  • the native inhabitants should be treated with respect, and that we should try to learn their aboriginal languages in order to understand their culture and way of life.
  • religious views and faiths would be tolerated, so long as they did not threaten the colony.
  • order was vital and powers were given to officers to uphold the law.
  • the development of the economy was a priority for survival and men should be put to work and rewarded properly for their effort.
  • convicts who served their time should be freed and encouraged to make a successful life in our colony.
  • health facilities, although basic, should be developed.
  • defence of our small colony should be a maintained

You may look at this list and ask what you would have done. Indeed, 226 years after we landed, how effective has Australia been in developing all of these issues?

So, as your first politician, let me ask you some questions. To what extent do you feel the values that I tried to install are being upheld with regard to:-

  • human rights?
  • reform of convicts?
  • justice and a fair go for all levels of society?
  • encouragement of economic development.?
  • respect for authority?
  • appreciation and acceptance of the monarchy?
  • the importance of training and education?
  • tolerance of religious views?
  • the importance of defence?
  • the development of our culture and understanding of other people’s culture?

My fellow Australians, I tell you that it was not easy to lead and manage the New South Wales Colony. We were left to fend for ourselves for two and a half years until the 3rd June, 1790. We were starving and in desperate need of help.

explorers audio

 

We felt abandoned and, each day, we anxiously searched the horizon for a ship.  Nearly 1000 days had passed since we had arrived. All of my leadership skills and resources were stretched to the limit, keeping men, women and children alive, although some tragically perished.  But, in their own way, each one of them was amazing.

We all learned a great deal from the hardships of life that we endured. I trust that you will exhibit the same strength and determination of the first colonists to make your life in this great country a success.

Sydney_Cove,_Port_Jackson_in_the_County_of_Cumberland_-_F._F._delineavit,_1769Stand up and salute all Australians through the ages that have contributed to our great country. May you continue the tradition that we set, of creating and developing an amazing country for amazing people.

Blessings to all, 

Governor Arthur Phillip.    

phillip

Footnote: Arthur Phillip was the Governor of New South Wales, and in effect Australia, for nearly 5 years from the 19th January, 1788 to the 10th December, 1792. This story is based on the what Dr Charles Margerison, a psychologist and President of The Amazing People Club, thinks that Governor Phillip would have said about Australia Day.

 YOUR FREE STORY FOR JANUARY

Amazing People Education brings you the story of Governor Arthur Phillip. His FREE eBook and Audio is available to download now. 

For further information, please contact marion@amazingpeopleclub.com, or visit www.amazingpeopleclub.com

Gov. Arthur Phillip – Free eBook and Audio for January

Posted on Updated on

Governor Arthur Phillip is an example of great leadership.

Gov Arthur Phillip

Appointed to command The First Fleet to Australia in 1787, Arthur Phillip showed how his decisions shaped the beginning of this amazing country. Arriving at Botany Bay, Arthur Phillip soon realized that this site was not suitable for settlement. Lack of good water, poor soil conditions spurned Arthur on to find a new area for the settlement. A wise decision. Travelling on, they headed toward Port Jackson and eventually landed at Sydney Cove (which Phillip named after Lord Sydney) on 26 January 1788, which is now known as Australia Day.

first fleet 1788

Imagine you had to sail 10,000 miles to an island in the South Pacific Ocean in an old wooden boat. In 1788, that happened to over 1400 English convicts, colonists, captains and men of the Marine Corps. Watched by fearful local Aboriginals, they established a base in a place called New South Wales, Australia.

  • Who were these amazing people?
  • What great stories do they have to tell?
  • How did they survive and build the great and beautiful city that we now call Sydney?

Read how Governor Arthur Phillip and Bennelong, the captured Aborigine, tried to build relations between the communities.

GOOD  LEADERSHIP

Diagram of leadership qualitiesThe world would not be the world we know today without leaders and explorers such as Governor Arthur Phillip. His inspirational story comes alive through BioViews®, a short biographical story, similar to an interview. These unique stories provide an easy way of learning about amazing people who made major contributions to our world. We can utilise their stories of courage and commitment in business and in the classroom.


We can learn a lot from the achievements of amazing people. Not only in the areas for which they are acclaimed, but in the way they lived their lives. Their selfless approach to life and the many people they assisted is encouragement for all of us in times of doubt and hardship.

To download this inspirational story and audio ~ Simply register your email and then access these freebies via the ‘promotions’ section to get our free items every month.


What is a BioView®?  

bioviews

Dr Charles Margerison developed BioViews® and they really capture the student’s attention immediately, as the historical story is told in the form of a virtual biographical interview. BioViews® are educational, provide inspiration and showcases how others have not only changed our world, but how they can encourage and inspire the new generations. These unique BioView® stories promote further class activities, discussions and project work.


We can learn a lot from the achievements of amazing people; not only in the areas for which they are acclaimed, but in the way they lived their lives. Their selfless approach to life and the many people they assisted is encouragement for all of us in times of doubt and hardship.

From podcasts to role-play, from hot-seating to balloon debates, Amazing People Club resources lend themselves brilliantly to active engagement strategies. This pack is full of engaging ideas for starters, activities and plenaries. Be sure to also check out our live classroom case studies.


We also invite you to read our January Newsletter.

Newsletter image - %20-%20Dollarphotoclub_68699067


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.

students ibooks

 

We would like you to try some of our amazing class starters and let us know how they were received by teachers and students. To take a peek at how some students reacted when they came face to face with Columbus and Michelangelo, please see our video from Castle Vale High School.

 

For further information, please contact marion@amazingpeopleclub.com, or visit www.amazingpeopleclub.com

 

 

 

Marco Polo – FREE eBook and Audio for October

Posted on Updated on

swimming pool 1944

“Marco”  –  “Polo”  –  “Marco”  –  “Polo” – children (and adults!) in swimming pools all shouting out in a game of ….. cat and mouse ….. the swimming pool game where one person closes their eyes, shouts out “Marco” and the others reply with “Polo”.  ‘Marco’ has to try to catch those that shout out ‘Polo’.

 

 

History states that the explorer, Marco Polo, was lost and he thought he heard his family calling his name, ‘Marco’ and he replied with ‘Polo’.  

THE GEOGRAPHY OF OUR AMAZING WORLD HAS COME ABOUT THROUGH THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF MANY.

Amazing Explorers - Marco Polo. P

One such incredible explorer was Marco Polo. The extensive adventures of Marco Polo have undoubtedly had a major impact on world history.  His pioneering travels throughout China and Asia opened up new worlds to western civilization.  Get an in-depth insight into his exciting life and discover what it was that drove him forwards no matter how difficult the journey. Due to his father’s extensive travels, Marco Polo did not meet his father until he was a young teenager! He then set off with his father and uncle exploring the world.

Marco Polo once said, “I have not told half of what I saw!”  Amazing Explorers - Marco Polo, map. S

 

Why do you think Marco Polo stated that fact? Perhaps he felt he would not be believed or perhaps he had so much to relate he did not get the opportunity. Once you have read his story, what will be your opinion?

 


MARCO POLO – To download this inspirational story and audio ~ simply register your email and then access these freebies via the ‘promotions’ section to get our free items every month.

Be sure to subscribe to this blog so you don’t miss out on next month’s great educational freebies for the classroom!


WHAT IS A BioView®?

These unique BioView® stories promote further class activities, discussions and project work. What is a BioView®? Dr Charles Margerison developed BioViews® and they really capture the students attention immediately, as the historical story is told in the form of a virtual biographical interview. BioViews® are educational, provide inspiration and showcases how others have not only changed our world, but how they can encourage and inspire the new generations.

bioviews

 We can learn a lot from the achievements of amazing people; not only in the areas for which they are acclaimed, but in the way they lived their lives. Their selfless approach to life and the many people they assisted is encouragement for all of us in times of doubt and hardship.


 We invite you to please download our FREE Amazing People Toolkit.

toolkit

From podcasts to role-play, from hot-seating to balloon debates, Amazing People Club resources lend themselves brilliantly to active engagement strategies. This pack is full of engaging ideas for starters, activities and plenaries. Be sure to also check out our live classroom case studies.


We also invite you to read our October Newsletter where you will find important dates and ideas for the school term. 

Newsletter image - %20-%20Dollarphotoclub_68699067

 



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.

students ibooks

We would like you to try some of our amazing class starters and let us know how they were received by teachers and students. To take a peek at how some students reacted when they came face to face with Columbus and Michelangelo, please see our video from Castle Vale High School.

For further information, please contact marion@amazingpeopleclub.com, or visit www.amazingpeopleclub.com

Students, meet Marco Polo – ‘inspiration’ of the swimming pool game!

Posted on

Marco”, “Polo”, “Marco”, “Polo” – kids in swimming pools all shouting out in a game of …. cat and mouse ….. the swimming pool game where one person closes their eyes, shouts out “Marco” and the others reply with “Polo”. ‘Marco’ has to try to catch those that shout out ‘Polo’.

History states that the explorer, Marco Polo, was lost and he thought he heard his family calling his name, ‘Marco’ and he replied with ‘Polo’.  

THE GEOGRAPHY OF OUR AMAZING WORLD HAS COME ABOUT THROUGH THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF MANY.

Marco_Polo_portrait
Marco Polo

We welcome you to meet Marco Polo. Click HERE and find out more about his journeys via our eBook or audio book. They really capture the students immediately as the historical story is told in the form of a virtual biographical interview, called a BioView®  that captures many of their achievements.

explorers 1
Amazing Explorers Vol. 1 – eBook or Audio

Questions:

  • Where was Marco Polo born?
  • How old was Marco when he first met his father?
  • What year did Marco embark on his travels with his father and uncle?
  • How many years were they away travelling and exploring?
  • What happened to Marco on his return home?
  • How did his biography come about?

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.

We would like you to try some of our amazing class starters and let us know how they were received by teachers and students. To take a peek at how some students reacted when they came face to face with Columbus and Michelangelo, please see our video from Castle Vale High School.

For further information, please contact marion@amazingpeopleclub.com, or visit www.amazingpeopleclub.com.

 

“Last day in France!” DAY 5 – Vendredi – Have we saved the best until last?

Posted on Updated on

“C’est le dernier jour de notre visite en France!” DAY 5 – Vendredi

LOUIS PASTEUR – Meet Louis Pasteur, an amazing chemist and microbiologist. He found that when certain micro-organisms grew, they were responsible for the deterioration of milk, wines and beer. His contributions were enormous and throughout his life he continued to carry out research in areas such as microbiology, immunology and stereochemistry.  His focus was on the education of people about the spread of diseases and germs and the best way to prevent infection.

Louis_Pasteur

Once again, the question we often ask is – where would we be today without the life-saving work and discoveries of such amazing scientists as Louis Pasteur?

These stories are compelling historical stories. Told in the form of a virtual biographical interview, called a BioView®, they capture students attention immediately.

CLASS QUESTIONS.

  • What name was given to Louis Pasteur’s process to kill bacteria and moulds?
  • What two vital vaccines did he develop?
  • When was the Pasteur Institute established?
  • Three of his five children died. What did they die from?
  • Who was your favourite character over the past week and Why?

We hope you have enjoyed your visit to France this week. The Amazing People of France has opened up the door for you to learn more about the people who shaped this beautiful country.

france

Celebrate the lives of these amazing five French people through this BioView®, Amazing People of France. These short biographical narratives are similar to interviews.

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.

We would like you to try some of our amazing class starters and let us know how they were received by teachers and students. To take a peek at how some students reacted when they came face to face with Columbus and Michelangelo, please see our video from Castle Vale High School.

For further information, please contact marion@amazingpeopleclub.com, or visit www.amazingpeopleclub.com.

Australia and the town of Seventeen Seventy

Posted on Updated on

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.

IMG_3043             IMG_3050

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 –http://www.amazingpeopleclub.com/product/amazing-people-australia-short-ebook.

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 –http://www.amazingpeopleclub.com/product/amazing-people-Sydney

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

all-the-books---square-sml

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.

We would like you to try some of our amazing class starters and let us know how they were received by teachers and students. To take a peek at how some students reacted when they came face to face with Columbus and Michelangelo, please see our video from Castle Vale High School.

For further information, please contact marion@amazingpeopleclub.com, or visit www.amazingpeopleclub.com.

Remembering Eva Peron!

Posted on Updated on

On July 26, 1952 Eva Peron left this world, but her legacy lives on. She started out life in poor circumstances, however, she became an established actress and more, due to hard work and sheer determination.

Eva_peron_official_state_portrait_3[1]

  • What else did she turn her amazing talents to?
  • Who did she marry?
  • What was the name of the musical that celebrated her life?

Eva applied the same tenacity to her political endeavours and was instrumental in women being given the right to vote.  She led an amazing life as an entertainer and a politician and is remembered as one of the most influential figures in Argentina’s history.  Her trailblazing work encouraged women to be treated as equals and raised awareness of the poverty problems, in her own country and throughout the world.

Find out more about Eva’s career and life story HERE –  and meet other famous and inspiring people and learn about their Amazing Careers.

heads-group-bk1.2mb

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.

We would like you to try some of our amazing class starters and let us know how they were received by teachers and students. To take a peek at how some students reacted when they came face to face with Columbus and Michelangelo, please see our video from Castle Vale High School.

For further information, please contact marion@amazingpeopleclub.com, or visit www.amazingpeopleclub.com.