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Embark on a captivating journey through Australian history in the first volume of this four-part series, which combines Western civilization and a Christian worldview. This thought-provoking book delves into the depths of Australia's past, exploring the interplay between indigenous cultures and the arrival of European settlers through the lens of Western civilization and Christian perspectives.


From the prehistoric era to the 1400s and the early settlements, this comprehensive study meticulously uncovers the intricate tapestry of Australia's heritage. Drawing upon historical records and insightful analysis, it pays tribute to the intrepid explorers who ventured into the unknown, driven by scientific inquiry and the pursuit of new discoveries. Within these pages, you'll unravel the encounters of figures like Pedro Fernandez de Quiros, who passionately proclaimed 'Australia del Espiritu Santo,' celebrating the divine beauty of the newfound land.


The book carefully examines the voyages of Captain Cook and the significant contributions of Joseph Banks, as well as the establishment of the First Fleet under the leadership of Captain Arthur Phillip, the first Governor, guided by Western Christian philosophy and principles that shaped this fledgling society.


In its eighth and final chapter, this first book concludes with an exploration of early convict life, capturing the struggles, resilience, and remarkable friendships forged between indigenous and European individuals.


While this book can be enjoyed as a standalone study of history, readers may also find value in acquiring the accompanying student and teacher study guide. These supplementary materials provide supporting questions, map work, and document analysis, enhancing students' understanding of Australian history and enriching their learning experience.


Australian History: Pre-History to Early Settlement

  • A5 (148mm x 210mm), Paperback, 

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