- Virtual Excursion
The Last Bushranger
At least one supervising teacher must be online with the students at all times.
About the program
During this virtual program students connect live with a museum educator to investigate the significance and effect of the gold rush in New South Wales - including the rise and fall of bushranging.
How did the discovery of gold drastically change the colony's fortune? And what role did the Royal Sydney Mint play, in revolutionising Australia's economy?
Drawing on a range of police records, and using the experience of New South Wales' last bushranger, Captain Moonlite, students will also learn about the nature of bushranging between 1850 and 1880.
What crimes did these men commit, what weapons did they use, and how did advances in technology - such as railways and communications - help the NSW Police fight back, and get the upper hand?
Importantly, during this interactive program students will see objects, artworks and sources - and work like historians to indentify and evaluate evidence.
Stage 3 History
The Australian Colonies:
- HT-3-1 describes & explains the significance of people, groups, places & events to the development of Australia.
- HT-3-5 applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry and communication.
Key inquiry questions:
- What were the significant events and who were the significant people that shaped Australian colonies?
- What do we know about the lives of of people in Australia's colonial past and how do we know?
Special sessions are reserved for home-schooled students in 2021:
- Tuesday 30 November 2021 - 9:30am
Bookings are now open for these home-school sessions. Cost: $10 per student per session.