Schools and teachers

A journal of a voyage to the South Seas : in His Majesty's ship, the Endeavour : faithfully transcribed from the papers of the last Sydney Parkinson, draughtsman to Joseph Banks, esq. on his late expedition with Dr. Solander - Natives of New Holland

Students explore the online exhibition Eight Days in Kamay and reflect on how texts may invite the responder to see the world differently, to challenge assumptions, ignite new ideas or reflect personally. 

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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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Students respond to written and visual collection items to explore the use of interesting and effective language and visual features. Students will then use a painting from the collection as the inspiration for their own descriptive writing.

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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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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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