A Convict’s Life: Banished, Shackled and Maimed

Excursion Summary

1 hour

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Delve into the dark realities of convict life; view primary sources from the collection that illuminate floggings, chain gangs, and the grim fates endured by convicts in New South Wales. With sessions capped at four schools, students have the opportunity to ask their burning questions as State Library educators reveal the fascinating stories behind priceless artefacts from the past.

Curriculum Outcomes

Stage 2 - NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum - History

HT2-4 Describes and explains effects of British colonisation in Australia

HT2-5 Applies skills of historical inquiry and communication

Booking Details

Cost: Free

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