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Explorers of the Australian Interior - Brave or Foolhardy?

Excursion Summary

1 hour

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Delve into the incredible stories of exploration of Edward Eyre, Ludwig Leichhardt, Kennedy and Jacky Jacky and Burke and Wills through an investigation of priceless artefacts from these expeditions held by the State Library of New South Wales.  

Students will have the opportunity to ask all of their burning questions as State Library educators showcase the collection items and reveal their fascinating stories. 

Curriculum outcomes

Stage 3 – Geography

GE3-1 describes the diverse features and characteristics of places and environments

GE3-2 explains interactions and connections between people, places and environments

GE3-4 acquires, processes and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry


Content for Stage 3 - Geography

Concepts: Place, Environment, Interconnection

Geographical tools: Maps, Graphs and statistics, Visual representations


Stage 3 – History

HT3-1 describes and explains the significance of people, groups, places and events to the development of Australia

HT3-2 describes and explains different experiences of people living in Australia over time

HT3-5 applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry

Booking Details

Bookings are essential, please book early to avoid disappointment via DART Connections website: 
Cost: Free

Bookings are essential, please book early to avoid disappointment.
Email or phone 9273 1778.