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Mary Reibey: - The Woman on the $20 Note

Using original collection materials you will uncover the remarkable story of Mary Reibey and her journey from convict to wealthy business woman.

portrait of woman from 1835
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On The Move: Migration to Australia

See original primary sources of history relating to migration to Australia from 1795 through to the twentieth century.

cover of logbook 1795
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Teaching Stage 3 History: Australia as a Nation

Students explore the factors leading to Federation and migration to Australia and how migrants have contributed to Australia’s economic and social development.

Blinky Bill sketch
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Teaching Stage 3 History: The Australian Colonies

Students look at the founding of British colonies and the development of a colony and learn about what life was like for different groups in the colonial period.

View of Sydney Port Jackson, New South Wales, taken from the Rocks on the western side of the Cove. Painted circa 1803.
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Teaching Stage 2 History: Community and Remembrance

Students explore the historical features and diversity of their community, and examine significant symbols, emblems, celebrations and commemorations.

Three passengers on board the ship, Strathnaver.
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Teaching Stage 2 History: First Contacts

Beginning with the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Peoples, students examine European exploration and colonisation in Australia and the world to the early 1800s.

Drawing of a street with some people
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