Melbourne's history

Australia - About Australia

Robert Lee

This task will help you to learn about Melbourne's heritage and history.
You will visit the Visit Victoria web site and answer some questions. 
This will give you practice in reading a short information text.

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Step 1
You are going to discover more about Melbourne's history and heritage from the Visit Victoria webpage

Which of the following statements do you think are true?

Melbourne is the largest city in Australia.                     T / F
Melbourne is home to many famous sporting events.       T / F

Click on Go to web page - "New Window" at the bottom of this screen. Then click on links on the webpage to find the information.

Step 2
Read the following questions and find the answers in the information about Melbourne.
Write answers to the following questions.


1. What was Melbourne's population in 1869?

2. What was the name of the Aboriginal spiritual creator?

3. When did the white settlers come to Port Phillip Bay?

4.Why did Melbourne's population increase rapidly?

5. What is the name of a privately owned nineteenth century suburban estate?

6. Name two attractions

To check your answers, click on Answers on the bottom right hand side of this page.

Step 3
Imagine you are organising an excursion for your class. Choose a place to visit and find out how to get there and what it might cost to visit. Design a poster advertising the excursion.

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