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After the arrival of Europeans a number of native Australian animals such as the Norfolk Island Kaka and more famously the Thylacine became extinct. What animal are you writing your report about? Why did they become extinct and when?
// Jul 30, 2013 at 8:57 am
I learnt how
Queensland was origionaly called Moreton Bay and was the last colony set up in 1824, becoming a seperate colony in 1859
westen Australia was the 3rd colony and was origianly called Swan River, it was set up in 1829, and became seperate in 1890
Hobart was set up in van Dieman’s land in 1824, making it the second colony, becoming seperate in 1825
The colony of south Australia was set up in 1836, becoming seperate in 1857
Victoria became a seperate colony in 1851
// Jul 30, 2013 at 8:59 am
That is fantastic Henry, it is great to see that you remember all of this information!
// Jul 30, 2013 at 9:32 am
In 1890 Western Australia became a seperate colony with perth as it’s new colony.
// Jul 30, 2013 at 9:46 am
Can you remember the name of the original colony in Western Australia?
// Jul 30, 2013 at 9:33 am
In 1856 Van Diemans Land was named Tasmania after Abel Tasman.
// Jul 30, 2013 at 9:42 am
Thanks Bronagh, do you know who Abel Tasman was and why he was important?
// Jul 30, 2013 at 6:31 pm
Abel Tasman was important in Australian history because he was the first European to reach Van Diemen’s Land.
// Jul 31, 2013 at 7:18 am
// Jul 31, 2013 at 9:32 am
At Moreton Bay, a convict settlement was established on the Brisbane River in 1824
// Jul 31, 2013 at 9:42 am
// Aug 2, 2013 at 9:24 am
// Aug 1, 2013 at 11:47 am
Hi, did you know that in 1788 the british made their first settelement in Australia at sydney cove.
// Aug 1, 2013 at 11:51 am
I do now! Thankyou Patrick.
// Aug 23, 2013 at 9:15 am
Did they make a settlement in Sydney cove because of the rescorces?
// Aug 26, 2013 at 9:34 am
Yes, Im pretty sure they did.
// Aug 1, 2013 at 11:59 am
Tassie was called vandiemans land and most of Aussie was setteled as a place to send convicts A.K.A. noughty people
// Aug 1, 2013 at 12:07 pm
That it was! Look how far as a nation Australia has come. We started from such humble beginnings and now we are a proud and united country.
// Aug 1, 2013 at 12:09 pm
hi, do you know that the easten half of Australia was New South Wales in 1804
// Aug 1, 2013 at 12:37 pm
You are right Maddie, the whole eastern half of Australia was known as the New South Wales colony. Do you know which colony was established next on mainland Australia?
// Aug 2, 2013 at 9:28 am
In 1890 Western Australia was established with Perth as it’s capital.
// Aug 2, 2013 at 9:59 am
Fantastic Jemima, what was the name of the original colony in Western Australia?
// Aug 2, 2013 at 9:51 am
Tasmania’s old name, Van Diemens Land, was named after the govener Van Diemen, the person who sent Able Tasman to Tasmania.
Great information Cory!
// Aug 2, 2013 at 10:15 am
i have leant a lot.I didnt know that all the eastern half of Australia was called south Australia.
// Aug 2, 2013 at 10:24 am
Hmmm, was it called South Australia? I think you should check this!
// Aug 26, 2013 at 9:26 am
For the new question, Im reaserching the Pig-Footed bandicoot. It probably was extinct by diseases, feral cats, sheep and cattle which changed the land. It became extinct in the 1950’s.
// Aug 26, 2013 at 10:31 am
Can you describe the Pig-Footed Bandicoot? What did it look like?
// Sep 24, 2013 at 9:52 am
They looked like a large Bilby, really. But if you look at their feet, you see that they look like hooves!
// Aug 30, 2013 at 9:24 am
I am reseaching the Lesser Bilby. They think it became extinct by Rabbit competition(I think from burrows) and fox hunting. It said unlike the Greater Bilby the Lesser Bilby did not have much of a variety of space to live in. Thats all I am really up to yet.
// Aug 30, 2013 at 9:33 am
Do you think the Lesser Bilby would have become extinct if rabbits were not introduced to Australia?
// Sep 4, 2013 at 9:43 am
I am researching the cresent nailtail wallaby. They became extinct from the red fox mainly.
They could fight of a predator with the horny spur at the end of there tail but predators usually got the best of them.
lickey A.K.A william
// Sep 20, 2013 at 10:30 am
Good luck with that Cory
// Sep 4, 2013 at 9:47 am
I learnt that the people could get sent to Austrailia for taking a peg.
// Sep 4, 2013 at 10:54 am
// Sep 24, 2013 at 9:59 am
Well that’s a srange thing to take!
// Sep 18, 2013 at 9:56 am
That was amazing Isabella.
lickey A.K.A william
// Sep 20, 2013 at 10:29 am
Im not here about Knowing things, does anyone know three or less interesting long tailed hopping mouse facts?
// Sep 24, 2013 at 10:01 am
I researched the Desert Bandicoot. It became extinct in the 1960’s.
// Sep 24, 2013 at 10:06 am
Do you know why it became extinct?
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