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Brisbane in the nineteenth century

Gold Rush Game

Can you strike it rich during the

Gold Rush?

Play the game to find out!

Click on the image below to begin.

Looking for Images?

Try the Picture Queensland site. You can refine your results list to images by ticking that box in the left-hand column.

For historical images of Brisbane try the Brisbane History site.

This site has thousands of images and maps of Queensland from 1791 to 2004: Peclet 


Trove is a database from the National Library of Australia. Here you will find images, historic newspapers, maps and more to help you learn about the history of Brisbane. Click on the icon to go to the site. 


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Moreton Bay

Novels and Histories of Early Brisbane

Year 5 History

In this unit you will be exploring the early history of our city. You will be learning about the people who lived here and the way they lived in the Moreton Bay penal settlement. Our city has a rich and varied past and at BGS, we are living right in the middle of it!

Can you recognise this landmark? It is just down the road!

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History of Moreton Bay Convict Settlement and Penal Colony 

This site gives you a great overview of the early days of Brisbane.

Queensland Builders

Here are some links for The Builders of Queensland task. Some sites are easy to read, some are more difficult. Ask for help if you need it.

If you find other sites that can be added in, please let Ms Palmer know.

Patrick Logan

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Looking for reliable, factual information?

Make use of our subscription to Library Webs. Use the eResources at BGS link  on the Library 's Assignment Help page to go to our databases page and look for this icon:

In both the Convict section and the First Fleet sections there are many links to information about individual convicts.

European discovery and the colonisation of Australia

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