Significant Individuals

Excursion Summary

2 hours

On demand

Develop skills of historical inquiry and communication as you research significant individuals such as Caroline Chisholm, Francis Greenway, Quong Tart, Mary Reibey and other significant individuals.

In this two hour interactive program students will:

  • analyse a range of primary and secondary sources,
  • develop critical thinking skills,
  • describe the significance of particular people in the development of Australia
  • communicate their findings as a digital animation. 

Curriculum outcomes

Stage 3 - NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum – 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 and communication


Booking Details

Available during term time.

Cost is $230 for groups up to 15 and $355 for 16-30 students.

Bookings are essential, please book early to avoid disappointment. 
Email, 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.