• As they explore the home of the Macarthur family, which dates from 1793, students learn about the lives of the family and their convict servants and the impact of colonisation on the traditional owners of the Parramatta area.

  • As students are guided through the property, they discover that the household lived without the benefits of running water, bathrooms, electricity, appliances or paved roads.

  • Students investigate the role of artists during the early colonial period and consider how they contributed to the development of the colony.

  • This Stage 1 History program gives students the opportunity to explore the working areas of the former farm, and investigate what life would have been like for children living there 120 years ago.

  • Students explore the former farm and examine a range of sources to learn about the expansion of NSW in the 19th century and investigate its impacts on the environment, the people of the Boorooberongal clan and the colonisers.

  • Integrating outcomes from History, PDHPE and Creative Arts, this program gives students the opportunity to learn first hand about what school life was like in the late 19th century.

  • Students learn about what it was like to live at Vaucluse House for the wealthy family of William Charles and Sarah Wentworth, with their ten children and many servants. The students explore the ways of life for different household members at Vaucluse House, and make comparisons with their own lives today.