Some men were assigned to work for free settlers and they left soon after arriving. Others stayed at the Barracks for months or even years and worked for the government. They were called 'government men'.
Day in the Life of a Convict will help you investigate what life was like for the ‘government men’ who lived at the Hyde Park Barracks.
Year: Stage 3 (Yr 5-6)
Topic: The Australian Colonies
See also: Education programs at Hyde Park Barracks Museum