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Discover Polly Woodside

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Built in Belfast in 1885, the three-masted cargo vessel carried coal and wheat between England and South America. Travelling 1.5 million miles across the globe, the Polly Woodside now welcomes you aboard. Learn about the who is who in the crew and what they do. Can you take the Hierarchy
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Heritage at Home: Kids

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During this challenging time, we recognise that children are spending more time indoors, requiring stimulating activities that get their creative juices flowing and keep their minds working. To stave off boredom and complaining, we've created some National Trust themed activities that can be easily printed at home.
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Colony, Country and Conflict

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STAGE 3 pupils examine and contrast the differences in food, medicine and law and between colonial and Indigenous cultures.
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Plants, Pills and Potions

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STAGE 2 pupils grow crops and make plant-based colonial medicines in Surgeon John Harris’ garden.
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The Seed that Saved Sydney!

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STAGE 1 pupils ‘travel back in time’ and plant corn on the same land where James Ruse farmed.
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Butlers and Blackboards

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With different stories to tell, the Butlers and Blackboards program looks at changes in the community, education and family life and is discovery-based and student-focused. Years 1 & 2 Humanities and Social Sciences Grossmann House includes different histories that are closely linked to the development of the merchant class in
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McCrae Cross-Cultural Education Experience

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An Indigenous and non-Indigenous facilitator will deliver a tailored program representing Indigenous cultural heritage through activities delivered alongside traditional European activities. This program has been created in partnership with the Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation. The Bunurong component of the program involves learning about the culture and heritage of the
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The Australian Colonies – Dundullimal Homestead, Dubbo

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STAGE 3 – THE AUSTRALIAN COLONIES   Outcomes A student: HT3-1   describes and explains the significance of people, groups, places and events to the development of Australia HT3-2   describes and explains different experiences of people living in Australia over time HT3-5    applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry and
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First Contacts – Dundullimal Homestead, Dubbo

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STAGE 2 – FIRST CONTACTS   Outcomes A student: HT2-3   describes people, events and actions related to world exploration and its effects HT2-4   describes and explains effects of British colonisation in Australia HT2-5  applies skills of historical inquiry and communication Key inquiry questions: Why did people travel from Europe (and
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The Past in the Present – Dundullimal Homestead, Dubbo

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STAGE 1 – HISTORY   Outcomes A student: HT1-2   identifies and describes significant people, events, places and sites in the local community over time HT3-2   describes and explains different experiences of people living in Australia over time HT3-5    applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry and communication Key inquiry
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Gold and Water

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Fabulous discoveries of gold in its eastern interior in the 1890s changed Western Australia for ever. People from around the world flocked to what had been regarded until then as a backwater. But it soon became obvious that fresh water was more precious than the gold the prospectors were seeking. A reliable supply
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Samson House – Year 2

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The Samsons didn’t throw anything away! Students learn about old technologies at this more than 100 year old Fremantle home.
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Woodbridge – Year 3

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Gallipoli takes on significance for students through their letters and photographs in the family home of two ANZACS.
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Peninsula Farm – Year 3

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This early settler home is significant to the WA community through its historic connections including to WW1.
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Ship to Shore – Old Government House, Parramatta

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This program aims to provide students with an insight into the school lives of primary-aged children in the early 1800s, the exploration of Australia and the lives of the early colonists.
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Life in the Country – Saumarez Homestead, Armidale

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Students interpret and document the site using photographs and drawings, their own observations, maps, plans and primary sources.
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How was the Gaol run?

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Scroll through the narrative galleries below to explore how the Melbourne Gaol represented nineteenth century ideas of using punishment as a way of reforming prisoners.  Hover your mouse over an image to reveal further information.
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Who was sent to the Gaol?

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Scroll through the narrative galleries below to explore the reasons why many different types of people might end up in gaol in the second half of the nineteenth century. Hover your mouse over an image to reveal further information. Please note that images of deceased Indigenous people are contained within
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Why was the Gaol built?

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Scroll through the narrative galleries below to discover the story of the Melbourne Gaol and where it sits within Victoria’s criminal justice history. Hover your mouse over an image to reveal further information. Please note that images and names of deceased Indigenous people are contained within this webpage.
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Old Treasury Building and Victoria Square

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The Old Treasury Building facing Victoria Square is one the most significant historic places in Adelaide. Our guided school tours include some of the famous rooms in this fascinating building and a trip underground to the tunnels below where gold from the Victorian diggings was smelted and stored during the 1850s gold rush.  These tours are
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