Civics and Citizenship

GOVERNANCE

Levels 3 to 6
Civics & Citizenship
Visit the Executive Council Chamber on the first floor. Discuss the role and responsibilities of the Governor and the Executive Council. Visit the Deakin Room to discuss Federation and Melbourne as Australia’s first capital. Examine images of Old Treasury dressed up to welcome previous governors.

 

VICTORIAN DEMOCRACY

Levels 7 to 10
Civics & Citizenship
Discover how gold rush immigrants helped shape democracy in the new colony of Victoria and the struggles for recognition of voting rights. Discuss the Ballarat Reform League, Eureka and the origins of the secret ballot, women’s suffrage and Aboriginal rights. Visit the Executive Council Chamber to discuss the role of the Governor and the Executive Council, both past and present.