First Contacts

About the program

In this virtual excursion, your Stage 2 class will connect live with a museum educator and learn about first contacts between Aboriginal peoples and colonists that arrived as part of the First Fleet and aboard other ships in the early years of the colony of New South Wales.

Students will examine a range of historical sources including artworks and Aboriginal cultural objects and explore the impact of these new arrivals on the Aboriginal peoples of Sydney and the local environment.

Key information

Location
Online

Cost (GST free)
$65 per class (up to 30 students per class)

Duration
Up to 45 minutes presenter-led program including virtual presentation and time for questions

Session offered
Monday to Friday. Bookings close strictly at 4pm on Wednesday for all sessions in the following week.

Maximum students
One class (30) per session (when students are learning from home); Three classes (90) per session (when students learning from school)

Supervision ratios
At least one supervising teacher must be online with the students at all times.

Additional visitor costs
No charge