Exploring History – Cooma Cottage, Yass

Using the site of explorer Hamilton Hume’s property in Yass, this education program is designed to provide students with a unique opportunity to develop practical historical inquiry skills including hands-on artifact research activities.

Years 7-10 History

Using primary sources, students will make observations, interpret evidence and draw conclusions on a number of different topics that range across life in early colonial rural Australia.

The program also includes an exploration of the issue of heritage and the need to conserve places of significance for future generations.

Students can

  • EXPLORE the nature of historical investigation using artifact analysis and primary sources.
  • COMPARE life in rural, colonial Australia with life today.
  • EXAMINE colonial building design, construction methods and materials to interpret life in early 19th century Australia.
  • ASSESS the need for conserving our national heritage.
  • DEVELOP an interest and enthusiasm for the process of historical inquiry.

Booking Information

Number of Students – 45 max
Duration – 2 hours
Cost – $5 per student
Bookings – (02) 6884 9984

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756 Yass Valley Way,
Yass 2582 New South Wales


Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 10am - 4pm.


Closed 18/12/17 to 5/1/18 and 8/1/18 to 25/1/18 excluding prior bookings

02 6226 1470 or 0412 338 353
Entry Fees:

Adults $10, Seniors & Concessions - $7, Families $20,
National Trust Members free

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