Walking into Australia

Exploring Australia

Duration: 2 hours
Onsite excursion
Stage 3
Geography
History

Step back in time to Australia in the 1800s and into the boots of explorers Edward Eyre, Ludwig Leichhardt, Kennedy and Jacky Jacky and Burke and Wills. Investigate and respond to Australia’s landmark documents in this enquiry based program.

Details

Step back in time and uncover the extraordinary stories of the exploration of inland Australia through analysis of primary and secondary sources. Experience the hardship of a journey into the unknown with Edward Eyre, Ludwig Leichhardt, Kennedy & Jacky Jacky, and Burke & Wills. Investigate and respond to Australia’s landmark documents in this enquiry based program.

In this 2 hour program students will:

  • develop research skills
  • analyse a variety of primary and secondary sources
  • be immersed in the physical challenges of inland exploration in the early 1800’s
  • demonstrate their knowledge in a fun and unique way
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Curriculum outcomes

Geography:

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

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 over time

HT3-5 applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry

Before you visit

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Excursion Summary

Cost

$230 for groups up to 15 and $355 for groups of 16 – 30.

Availability

Monday - Friday during term time

Duration

2 hours

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

State Library of New South Wales

1 Shakespeare Place
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia
+61 2 9273 1414