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Expression of Interest for SPP funding

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The Strategic Partnerships Program is an initiative by the Victorian State Government’s Department of Education to fund educational programs that enrich learning experiences. For 2024 and 2025, the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is delighted to offer subsidised or fully funded excursions and/or transport for eligible schools. For information on
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Then and Now: Upstairs Downstairs, coming to Geelong in 2024!

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The historic Barwon Grange, on the banks of the Barwon River in Geelong, is ready to welcome in students for a day of historical fun and discovery.
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National Trust Costume Collection Education Programs

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“The Trust is custodian of a nationally significant collection of fashion and dress. It offers opportunities for research and is a useful educative tool – providing insight into consumption, emigration, social change and the aesthetic and technical value of clothing production distribution and design.” – Elizabeth Anya-Petrivna, Senior Curator and
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Trust Teacher Talks

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Trust Teacher Talks is a fortnightly online professional development series hosted by education experts from The National Trust of Australia (Victoria). The series explores challenging areas within the Victorian Curriculum and pedagogical approaches used to address them. 
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Professional Development Series

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For more information on our Professional Development program, please sign up to our newsletter or contact our bookings team via education@nattrust.com.au   SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EDUCATION NEWS
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Pentridge Prison Education Programs

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Established in 1851 and closing in 1997, Pentridge Prison is a heritage listed former state prison that has undergone adaptive reuse over the last decade. Following the closure of the Old Melbourne Goal in the 1920s, Pentridge became the primary remand centre for metropolitan Melbourne. The long history of the site and the changing
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Archaeology: Investigating Deep Time Stories through STEAM

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Excursions, South Yarra and Geelong  Levels 2 – 10. Archaeological Thinking in Practice.   Incursions  F – Level 6. People, Place and Space: Archaeology and Deep Time. Levels 7 & 8. Time Detectives  Scroll down for program descriptions, pricing, and curriculum alignment.  BOOK NOW  
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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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McCrae Education Program

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Discover a unique experience at the McCrae Homestead by exploring the parallel experiences of the McCrae family and the Bunurong community in the 1840s. Accessed through Georgiana McCrae’s personal diaries, her son George McCrae’s diary accounts, family letters, sketches and paintings, the program shares what is anecdotally considered a mutually
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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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Virtually There 3D Resources

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Take a virtual visit of our historic sites using new 3D technology. This application lets you wander around our sites and see them just as though you could really walk around from room to room or place to place. We have scanned two very different properties and made them available for you
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VCE Geography

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Rippon Lea Estate became the 33rd site in Australia to be included on the prestigious National Heritage List in 2006. The site remains a significant tourist venue, attracting over 80,000 visitors annually, presenting an outstanding option for VCE Geography students to undertake on site fieldwork as part of Unit 2:
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Culpable Driving Court Room Drama

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The new updated Culpable Driving Court Room Drama looks at the case of a young man, Kim Tran who was charged with culpable driving in the County Court. The case is based on a real case but names, dates and details have been changed to maintain the confidentiality of the
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Old Melbourne Gaol Education Programs

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The Old Melbourne Gaol is a former prison that was open from 1845 to 1924, during which more than 50,000 prisoners passed through its imposing bluestone walls, some never to leave. The Gaol was the site of 133 executions, including, most famously, Ned Kelly.   Students will be transported back in
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