The last bushranger
About the program
During this virtual program students connect live with a museum educator to investigate the significance and effect of the gold rush in New South Wales - including the rise and fall of bushranging.
How did the discovery of gold drastically change the colony's fortune? And what role did the Royal Sydney Mint play, in revolutionising Australia's economy?
Drawing on a range of police records, and using the experience of New South Wales' last bushranger, Captain Moonlite, students will also learn about the nature of bushranging between 1850 and 1880.
What crimes did these men commit, what weapons did they use, and how did advances in technology - such as railways and communications - help the NSW Police fight back, and get the upper hand?
Importantly, during this interactive program students will see objects, artworks and sources - and work like historians to indentify and evaluate evidence.
Stage 3 History
The Australian Colonies
- HT-3-1 describes & explains the significance of people, groups, places & events to the development of Australia.
- HT-3-5 applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry and communication.
Key inquiry questions
- What were the significant events and who were the significant people that shaped Australian colonies?
- What do we know about the lives of of people in Australia's colonial past and how do we know?
up to 30 students per class
Up to 45 minutes presenter-led program including virtual presentation and time for questions
Bookings close strictly at 4pm on Wednesday for all sessions in the following week
One class (30) per session (when students are learning from home); Three classes (90) per session (when students learning from school)
At least one supervising teacher must be online with the students at all times
Our museums, historic houses and gardens are at the heart of every school interaction. We offer immersive, curriculum-linked excursions for Stages 1 to 6
Our interactive virtual excursions connect your class live with a museum educator and focus on specific curriculum content, concepts and skills. We currently offer virtual excursions for Stages 1 to 4