Explorers of the Australian Interior - Brave or Foolhardy?

Excursion Summary

1 hour


Investigate the extraordinary expeditions into inland Australian of Eyre, McDouall Stuart, Leichhardt and Burke & Wills. Closely examine original collection items and uncover their fascinating story as you develop source analysis skills.

Curriculum outcomes


  • GE3-1 describes the diverse features and characteristics of places and environments
  • GE3-2 explains interactions and connections between people, places and environments
  • GE3-4 acquires, processes and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry

Content for Stage 3 - Geography

Concepts: Place, Environment, Interconnection

Geographical tools: Maps, Graphs and statistics, Visual representations


  • 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 over time
  • HT3-5 applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry

Please note

This session, artworks, film and sound clips are protected by copyright and may not be recorded, reproduced or used in any way without the express written consent of the State Library of NSW.

Booking Details




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