Exploring Australia

Excursion Summary

2 hours

Exploring Australia

on demand

Step back in time to Australia in the 1800’s 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.

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

Curriculum Outcomes

Stage 3 – 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

Content for Stage 3 - Geography

Concepts: Place, Environment, Interconnection

Geographical tools: Maps, Graphs and statistics, Visual representations


Stage 3 – 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

Booking Details

Available during term time.

Cost is $230 for groups up to 15 and $355 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.

Bus Subsidy

The State Library of NSW offers to provide K-12 school students from DET schools in Western and South Western Sydney, access to FREE bus travel to visit the State Library of NSW to participate in our onsite learning programs.