How did the First Fleet affect Australia?
What effect did the First Fleet have on Australia’s first peoples? The arrival of the First Fleet immediately affected the Eora nation, the traditional Aboriginal owners of the Sydney area. Violence between settlers and the Eora people started as soon as the colony was set up.
What did people die of on the First Fleet?
Many convicts fell ill during the voyage with diseases such as typhus or scurvy. Convicts who arrived in Sydney in need of medical care were sent to the hospital for treatment. Scurvy was a common illness suffered by convicts during the voyage.
When did the first settlers arrive in Australia?
Aboriginal Australians have lived here for over 40,000 years. In 1788, the First Fleet of European settlers arrived in Australia to begin new lives in a new place. What was life like for Aboriginal Australians before, and after, this colonisation? What did the settlers and the indigenous people think of each other?
When did the First Fleet arrive in Australia?
In 1787, eleven ships sailed from Great Britain to Australia to create a penal colony of European settlers. We call those ships and the people within them the ‘First Fleet’. Who travelled to Australia and why? What did they find upon arrival and settlement in a strange new place?
Why did the first Europeans come to Australia?
The indigenous Australians were very wary and fearful of the settlers and while the natives were surviving on the local plants and fish, few of the settlers found any of the plants to be appetising.
What did the First Fleet do to the indigenous people?
Governor Phillip reported that smallpox had killed half of the Indigenous people in the Sydney region within fourteen months of the arrival of the First Fleet.  The sexual abuse and exploitation of Indigenous girls and women also introduced venereal disease to Indigenous people in epidemic proportions.