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Main Idea & Details: New Colony

Read the passage about the new colony in Australia and work out the main idea and supporting details.

Fact & Opinion Sort: First Fleet

Is it a fact or is it an opinion? Cut and paste to sort the fact from the opinion in this First Fleet themed worksheet.

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Journey of the First Fleet Comprehension

Read about the journey of the First Fleet and then answer the comprehension questions.

Convict Punishments Reading & Comprehension

Read about the punishment of convicts during Australia’s colonial period and then answer the comprehension questions.

Why Were Convicts Sent to Australia? Cause & Effect

Find the cause and effect events in the text explaining why convicts were sent to Australia.