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Striking Gold!

Excursion Summary

Duration: 
2 hours

on demand

Travel back in time to Australia in the 1800s and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of life on the goldfields. 

In this 2 hour program your students will:

  • analyse primary source material
  • write the script for a short film
  • dress in period costume
  • make a short movie using an iPad
  • see original collection items relating to Australian history.

Curriculum Outcomes

Curriculum links:

Stage 3 - NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum – 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

HT3-3 identifies change and continuity and describes the causes and effects
of change on Australian society

HT3-5 applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry and communication

Booking Details

Available during term time.

Cost is $180 for groups up to 15 and $300 for groups of 16 – 30.

Bookings are essential, please book early to avoid disappointment. 
Email learning.library@sl.nsw.gov.au, phone (02) 9273 1778 or fill out our Bookings Enquiry form.

Helpful hints to enjoy your excursion

These guidelines have been developed to assist students and teachers visiting the State Library of NSW to comply with the Department of Education risk assessment guidelines for excursions.