Choose one of the following questions for your Essay Plan assignment, which you will then write up as the Major Essay.
1. Describe early contact between Indigenous Australians and colonists in one region (which could include Newcastle and the Hunter Region). What occurred? How does the nature of this first contact, violent or otherwise, compare with other first contact
encounters documented by historians?
2. On what basis did the British crown take possession of Australia? Was (is) the British claim to Australia valid? Which groups could have contested the British claim and why?