Schools and teachers

Step into Quong Tart’s shoes and piece together the missing primary sources to bring Quong Tart’s story to life.

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We’ve unearthed fabulous primary sources and inspiring stories from the goldfields to share them with you.

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Eureka! We’ve dug up inspiring primary sources about the Gold Rush from the unrivalled collection of the State Library of NSW.  

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The most successful writers edit their work to create a perfect finished product. Through the study of original manuscripts from the collection, students will understand the writing and editing process.  

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Man walking in protest group holding a placard

Students engage with the online exhibition, Eight Days in Kamay, to investigate the 1970 Day of Mourning protests held in response to the 200th anniversary of the Endeavour's landing in Kamay (Botany Bay).

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Students look closely at the ways in which the Europeans interacted with the Gweagal people of Kamay (Botany Bay) during their eight day stay. The nature of this contact will be interrogated from both perspectives, as students are introduced to a range of aspects of the Gweagal people’s way of life. 

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Students research an artwork from the State Library collection and write text for an audio guide.

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