Students will investigate the significance and effect of the gold rush in New South Wales - including the rise and fall of bushranging
What was it like to be a convict living at Hyde Park Barracks?
Learn about female Irish orphans who migrated to Australia in the 1800s and stayed at the Hyde Park Barracks
During the colonial period bushrangers committed serious crimes. However, to some people they might have seemed impressive
What was it like to be in the mounted police?
For many women in the UK migration was seen as an opportunity to change their fortunes - to escape poverty, find work and start a family
Students explore the former farm and examine a range of sources to learn about the expansion of NSW in the 19th century and investigate its impacts on the environment, the people of the Boorooberongal clan and the colonisers
By the early 1850s, news of a gold rush in Australia sparked an influx in Chinese migration to Australia.
Watch this short video and learn how to use an original Convict Indent listing to draw a real convict