A new home: female migrants at the Barracks
About the program
In this new virtual excursion, your Stage 3 class will connect live with a museum educator and learn about female Irish orphans who migrated to Australia in the 1800s and stayed at the Hyde Park Barracks.
Students will look at the factors that led the women to migrate from Ireland, what their journey was like and what happened to them once they were here. They will look inside the Barracks and see the current exhibition as viewing a range of sources, including some of the objects these women brought with them. Students will also hear from an ancestor of one of the women and consider the importance of oral history. Finally they will complete an empathy activity by considering what they would put in their trunks if they were migrating to another country, in a similar situation to these women.
Stage 3 History
The Australian Colonies
- 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.
Analysis and Use of Sources; Empathetic Understanding; Perspectives and Interpretations
Continuity and Change; Empathetic Understanding; Significance
To book a Virtual Excursion program for your school class, please contact:
Phone +61 2 8239 2211
Special sessions are reserved for home-schooled students in 2023
Cost: $10 per student per session.
Minimum of six students required for each session.
- Tuesday 14 March, 11:30am
- Tuesday 5 September, 11:30am - Book now
Cost (GST free)
$65 per class
up to 30 students per class
Up to 45 minutes presenter-led program including virtual presentation and time for questions
Monday to Friday
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
Additional visitor costs