History Of Croydon
By Ollie And Alvin
Who Where The Original Inhabiters Of The Land?
The original inhabitants of the area were the Wangal people .
The men did the hunting and made weapons and transport but the woman had to do the gathering for the eating .At night they would dance and play the digerydoo to worship the dream time which was thier religion . After they had used up most of the resources they would go on search of a different place to stay until all of the stuff had regrown. They lived in huts made of natural resources that were sustanable to live in but that or changed when the British arrived.
Who were the first settlers, why did they move here and how did they live
John Townson was the first resident to live in Croydon,and Sarah Nelson was the first woman to live in Croydon.
British people (specifically Captain Arthur Philips) traveled to Botany Bay which was dry and sandy so they traveled up to Sydney Harbour and started the colony there.They built Croydon because it was between the two main settlements,Sydney and Paramatta.The land was naturaly flat so it was good for farming and the soil was moist.The British lived in fancy mansions until the land was subdivided so more people lived in Croydon.The British people farmed crops for food and hunted animals for meat.
British used rifles for hunting
They were hunters and hunted for food and meat
Captain Arthur Philip
He led the colonisation of Australia