The Gold Rush

Analysing the artefact

What is this?

Question: Have a look at the object. How big do you think it is?

Question: What do you think it is made from?

Question: The writing on it says “Battersea Round H Morgan, England”. What do you think that means?

Question: Now you can see the actual size of it, what do you think it was used for?

Question: What does this object tell us about how gold was processed in the Gold Rush?

Question: What is a sovereign worth?

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Close up view of an animal skeleton

Digging up the past

Use this animal skeleton, found at the site of First Government House, to develop students’ archaeological investigation skills and knowledge of animal biology

3D model of a bone object

Toys in the past

Let your Stage 1 students explore this 3D mystery object to find out more about games played by children and adults in the past

3d model of a block of terrace houses

Susannah Place

Take a closer look at this 3D scan of Susannah Place, as shown in our Virtual Excursion ‘Solve It Using Sources’

3D model of a metal object

Convict life

What can this object from the 1800s tell us about convict life at Hyde Park Barracks?