A Currency Lad, from Convicts to Leading Citizens

Years 3-6 HSIE

Students will learn about the life of James and Mary Harper including how they built their house and how activities such as eating and drinking, keeping warm and entertaining yourself and others differed from today.

Students can

  • USE the contents of the house and its garden to build up a picture of a village lifestyle in the 1830s and 1840s.
  • COMPARE the living conditions of a colonial family in the 1830s with their own.
  • DISCOVER how houses were built and what materials were required.
  • DEVELOP a map of an historic village to compare past and present streetscapes and usage.
  • LEARN how settlement spread south from Sydney and the roles of convicts, settlers and merchants.

Booking Information

Number of Students – 45 max
Duration – 90 minutes
Cost – $5 per student
Bookings – (02) 4877 1508

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Teacher's Resources

Resources for teachers planning an excursion to Harper's Mansion.

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Address:

9 Wilkinson Street
Berrima 2577 NSW

Open:

Saturday, Sunday & Public holidays 10.30am to 4.00pm

Closed:

Good Friday and from mid December to January 7th.

Phone:
(02) 4877 1508
Entry Fees:

House and Garden
Adult $8
Seniors/Unaccompanied children under 18 $7
Accompanied Children under 18 free
 
Garden and Maze
Admission - $5
Accompanied children under 18 - free
 
National Trust Members - Donations welcome
 
All Children under 12 must be accompanied by adult
 
Join the National Trust today and admission is free!
 
This Property is managed solely by Volunteers and all proceeds contribute to the maintenance of the house.

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