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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Teacher's Resources

Resources for teachers planning an excursion to Cooma Cottage.

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Details

Address:

756 Yass Valley Way,
Yass 2582 New South Wales

Open:

Winter hours:
Reopening 1 September 2018.
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 10am - 4pm

(We will open at any other times by prior arrangement for groups of 8 or more, weddings or event bookings, or school groups.)

Closed:

1 July - 31 August

Phone:
02 9258 0126 or 0432 335 840
Email:
coomacottage@nationaltrust.com.au
Entry Fees:

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

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