Trial and Jury: Should the white settlers be punished for
what they did to the Australian Aborigines?
• Fellow Councillors .This
slide show will go over
some of the background
evidence for the trial.
• Each slide has
informa...
The Claimants (the victims)

The Claimants in this case are the Aborigines. The
following slides will you give you some in...
Who are the
Aborigines?
Australian Aborigines were
the first people to live on the
continent of Australia
• It is believed...
Questions
• Where did the Aborigines
come from?
• Write down five
characteristics of the
Aborigines ( for
example, what to...
The defendant ( the person being
charged for a crime).

The next couple of slides will go over the characters who are said...
The Aborigines lived peacefully
for many years… until…

• Australia was
invaded by wealthy
and powerful
Europeans.
• These...
- As the white settlers
landed in Australia, they
started fighting with the
Aborigines.
- The white settlers had
bought ri...
Why did Captain James Cook and his
men want to settle in Australia?
• They Europeans wanted
to use the land to make
money....
Questions
• Who was one of the first people to
settle in Australia?
• What happened when the White
Settlers first arrived ...
Super Star challenge slides

The information on this slide is tricky to understand…
however, I think you are all smart eno...
Questions
• In your own words, write a definition
for colonise ( can also be searched for
as colonialism).
• Using the int...
Councilors of 8B2
• Bring in your
evidence notes
for the trial
•
•
•
•

Trial Date
18th December
11.20am.
Court will end a...
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8B2 Trial and jury

  1. 1. Trial and Jury: Should the white settlers be punished for what they did to the Australian Aborigines?
  2. 2. • Fellow Councillors .This slide show will go over some of the background evidence for the trial. • Each slide has information and questions for you to answer • Create a fact file that shows all your answers.
  3. 3. The Claimants (the victims) The Claimants in this case are the Aborigines. The following slides will you give you some information on these characters
  4. 4. Who are the Aborigines? Australian Aborigines were the first people to live on the continent of Australia • It is believed that they originally travelled from Australia to Asia • They soon adapted to live in the wide range of environments that Australia has, from deserts to tropical rainforest. • They learnt to live off the land, using what they could to survive. •
  5. 5. Questions • Where did the Aborigines come from? • Write down five characteristics of the Aborigines ( for example, what to they look like? What do they wear?)
  6. 6. The defendant ( the person being charged for a crime). The next couple of slides will go over the characters who are said to have committed a crime
  7. 7. The Aborigines lived peacefully for many years… until… • Australia was invaded by wealthy and powerful Europeans. • These people travelled by boat to Australia in the 1700’s. • Captain James Cook was one of the first British people to settle in Australia.
  8. 8. - As the white settlers landed in Australia, they started fighting with the Aborigines. - The white settlers had bought rifles and horses to fight with the Aborigines. - All that the Aborigines had were spears
  9. 9. Why did Captain James Cook and his men want to settle in Australia? • They Europeans wanted to use the land to make money. • The Europeans believed that they should try and ‘educate’ the Aborigines. • The aim was to make them more like us. • They decided that they could use the aborigines to help them on the farms.
  10. 10. Questions • Who was one of the first people to settle in Australia? • What happened when the White Settlers first arrived in Australia? • Why did they settle in Australia? How did they want to use the Aborigines?
  11. 11. Super Star challenge slides The information on this slide is tricky to understand… however, I think you are all smart enough to use it in the trial. • To be very snazzy, you could say that the white settlers wanted to colonise Australia • Colonisation means = A group of people who want to control a piece of land and the people that live on that land. • So the White Settlers wanted to colonise Australia. They wanted to take over the land and make the Aborigines more like us.
  12. 12. Questions • In your own words, write a definition for colonise ( can also be searched for as colonialism). • Using the internet, find out how you say the word colonize. Use the speaker button to find out how to say the word
  13. 13. Councilors of 8B2 • Bring in your evidence notes for the trial • • • • Trial Date 18th December 11.20am. Court will end at 12.20pm

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