Explore the fascinating history of Melbourne and the key figures in its founding. What mistakes were made in the Port Phillip settlement? What made it such a perfect spot for a city? What struggles did the early pioneers face? What events signify its transformation from a small encampment of squatters to a metropolitan city?
Look through the resources on the ergo site: colonial Melbourne
The nine resources in this package are an introduction to important figures and events in Melbourne’s early pioneering years. Use the activities in this package to imagine what life was like for pioneers such as John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner, and to generate questions about the choices made by the government and the issues faced by the traditional owners of the land.