The First Fleet
Ivy Atallah, Grade 5, Strathmore Primary School -
They came and arrived at Botany Bay,
They reached the shore and welcomed themselves in,
Today was the start of a new day,
We met each other and that's how it was to begin.
Together we shared our different ways,
It was all going well,
Until it all turned into a big maze,
Then it started to ring a bell.
The English were overtaking us,
They threw us in jail,
It all became such a fuss,
They became right on our tail.
Many lives were lost,
The English were taking over,
What will be the cost?
Maybe it's time to change over.