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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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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Seriously ‘Old School’ – Woodford Academy

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The Woodford Academy, the Blue Mountains oldest building, offers school students the chance to study history from a rich primary source. Built originally as a roadside inn in the 1830’s, the property has had a multi-layered history, also operating over the years as a gentlemen’s residence, guest house, boarding house and from
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Exploring History – Cooma Cottage

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This program will allow students to develop historical inquiry skills.
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The Thief, The Farmer & The Surgeon – Experiment Farm Cottage, Harris Park

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The Thief, the Farmer and the Surgeon education program offers both primary source investigation and hands-on learning activities.
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A Currency Lad, from Convicts to Leading Citizens

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

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This includes and builds on the story of James and Mary and their home to set them in the context of the developing Berrima Village between 1830 and 1860.
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‘Present and Past Family Life’ and ‘The Past in the Present’ – Miss Traill’s House, Bathurst

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A tour of the house, a handwriting lesson from the past and old-fashioned games.
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Fantastic Visions – Norman Lindsay Gallery, Springwood

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Norman Lindsay's home in Springwood became an artistic centre for the creation of an arcadian vision.
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Animals in Arcadia – Norman Lindsay Gallery, Springwood

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Students are introduced to the life and work of the artist and writer Norman Lindsay and in particular his artwork and stories about animals.
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Whispers, Tales & Gossip – Old Government House, Parramatta

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Students travel back in time as reporters to interview the residents and visitors to the house in order to understand what life was like in colonial Parramatta and to gather different opinions on Governor Macquarie.
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Slates & Chamberpots – 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 and the daily lives of the masters and servants who lived and worked at Old Government House at this time.
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Sighting the Past – Old Government House, Parramatta

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Sighting the Past uses material, pictorial and written evidence to learn about the layered history of Old Government House and the surrounding park landscape.
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The Past in the Present and the Present in the Past: From the Paddock to the Plate

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Step back in time to the world of a pastoral property dating from the 1830s.
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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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Primary School Portraiture Program

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This program offers primary school audiences the opportunity to learn about the practice of portraiture and to experience the variety of practice in this field.
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Hello Hill, Hello Harbour: Art Day Out for Primary Students

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This program involves nature studies, mapping, story telling and landscape drawings.
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