Go Back to the Past at Vaucluse House
About the program
As part of this experience, students meet Annabel Crabb and the Ferrone family, stars of the ABC’s hit show Further Back in Time for Dinner. Students visit the 1820s kitchen and discover how food preparation technologies have changed, then step outside to the laundry to discuss washing day and learn about the time consuming task of washing clothes by hand, before returning to the house to explore the larder and discover food storing and cooling techniques.
Finally, students learn how to play children’s games from the past, such as skipping, quoits and hoops, which they can play together at school after the session. Students hear from Carol Ferrone and 12 year old Olivia Ferrone, and learn about their first hand experiences of going ‘further back in time’.
This is a recording of the original live-streamed event, now hosted on the ABC Education YouTube channel.
To continue experiencing the games we demonstrate after watching the video, you will need:
- Skipping ropes
Alternatively, understand the ABC show Further Back in Time for Dinner by watching this 3-minute YouTube trailer.