A colonial eye
Students investigate the role of artists during the early colonial period and consider how they contributed to the development of the colony
A new home: female migrants at the Barracks
Learn about female Irish orphans who migrated to Australia in the 1800s and stayed at the Hyde Park Barracks
Activity: draw a convict from an indent
Watch this short video and learn how to use an original Convict Indent listing to draw a real convict
Activity: make your own convict love token
Learn about convict love tokens and some of the convicts at the Hyde Parks Barracks
Students explore the impact of the gold rush on law and order in the colony of NSW, and of bushrangers on the Australian identity
Building the railways in NSW
How significant was the arrival of the railway in NSW?
Child convicts of Australia
For more than 50 years, convicts were transported from Britain to New South Wales. These included children as young as nine years of age
Chinese on the goldfields
By the early 1850s, news of a gold rush in Australia sparked an influx in Chinese migration to Australia.