The Library is open over the October long weekend, with reduced hours on Monday 2 October 2023. View the long weekend opening hours here.
Investigate the lives of both First Fleet convicts and Aboriginal people in 1788. Learn about the convicts’ journey to NSW, their everyday life including clothing, shelter, work and food and the impact their presence had on the lives of Aboriginal people.
In this 2 hour program students will:
analyse primary sources
examine Aboriginal cultural materials and learn how they were used
solve a history mystery
dress in costumes and conduct an interview with a convict
create a film of the interview to take back to school.
- HT2-2 describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time
- HT2-3 describes people, events and actions related to world exploration and its effects
- HT2-4 describes and explains effects of British colonisation in Australia
- HT2-5 applies skills of historical inquiry and communication
- GE2-2 describes the ways people, places and environments interact
Before you visit
$230 for groups up to 15 and $355 for groups of 16 – 30.
Monday - Friday during term time
Minimum Supervision Ratio
Kindergarten – Year 2 - 1 adult per 5 students
Year 3 – Year 6 - 1 adult per 10 students
Secondary students - 1 adult per 20 students