[Episode 19 | 1828 : Alice]
Alice is training her piglet Wilhelmina for the pig race but is unable to convince any of the local workers to bet any money on her. Freddie the bookie is concerned at the thought of losing money as most of the locals have bet on Oink, the favourite.
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Transport by boat was common in 1828 due to the period's comparative lack of roads and bridges. Boats carried not only people, but also valuable supplies and information.
Student Activity Sheet: H19.3 Boats
The early colonial settlement of Sydney was relatively small. As the colony expanded, many new buildings and other infrastructure were built. This required a labour force that was capable of strong, hard, physical labour. Many of the workers in Alice's era were either assigned convicts serving their prison term, or former convicts who had completed their sentence, for example, 'ticket-of-leave' holders. Convicts played a significant role in Australia's early colonial settlement history.
As a class, watch My Place Episode 19, 1828: Alice and list all the jobs being performed by characters.
Student Activity Sheet H19.4: Convict labour