The Australian Colonies – Dundullimal Homestead, Dubbo




A student:

  • HT3-1   describes and explains the significance of people, groups, places and events to the development of Australia
  • HT3-2   describes and explains different experiences of people living in Australia over time
  • HT3-5    applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry and communication

Key inquiry questions

  • What do we know about the lives of people in Dubbo’s colonial past and how do we know?
  • How did colonial settlement at Dundullimal Homestead change the environment?
  • What was the first important product grown at Dundullimal and where did most of it go once it left Dundullimal?

Reasons (economic, political and social) for the establishment of British colonies in Australia after 1800 (ACHHK093).


  • Explain the reasons people migrated to Australia from Europe (ACHHK096)
  • Outline settlement patterns in the Dubbo region in the nineteenth century and the factors which influenced them
  • Describe the nature of the colonial presence and how the environment changed (ACHHK094)
  • Discuss the impact of settlement on the Wiradjuri people and the environment
  • Discuss the diverse relationships between Aboriginal peoples and the British
  • Investigate the everyday life of a variety of men and women in 1840 – 1850 including the Wiradjuri people and explain their different experiences
  • The role that John Maughan who purchased a lease of the Dundullimal in 1842 played in shaping Dubbo (ACHHK097)

SOURCES: NSW Education Standards Authority