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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

Australia as a Nation moves from colonial Australia to the development of Australia as a nation. Students explore the factors leading to Federation and experiences of democracy and citizenship, and develop an understanding of the models that influenced the development of Australia’s system of government. Students learn about 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

In Stage 3, The Australian Colonies provides a study of colonial Australia in the 1800s. Students look at the founding of British colonies and the development of a colony. They 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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What is History? A guide for primary teachers.

This program, along with the accompanying programs for Early Stage 1, Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3, has been developed to assist primary school teachers to master changes to the History K-10 Syllabus.

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Library Adventures

Uncover the surprising stories and spaces of the State Library of NSW  in a carefully crafted adventure tailored for  all ages.

group of children on a tour
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