New Programs

FAMILIES THEN AND NOW*

Level 2
History: Personal and Community Histories
How has family life changed over time? How have changes in technology shaped our daily lives? This program examines family life through photographs, artefacts and stories of the Maynard family who lived in the Caretaker’s apartment at Old Treasury from 1916 to 1928. The program includes activities and games of the period.

*Please note: the maximum number of students for this tour is 30. All other tours are 60.

 

STORIES FROM THE ARCHIVES

Levels 3 to 10
History: Historical Sources as Evidence
This program introduces students to the use of documents, visual and other historical source material. It uses a rich selection of documents, maps and photographs from the Public Record Office Victoria. The stories behind the documents are explored with students.

 

WILD COLONIAL BOYS

Levels 5 & 6
History: From Colony to State & The Impact of the Gold Rush
Level 9
History: From Colonial Outpost to Capital City and the Making of the Modern World
This program explores the story of bushranging in Victoria from 1840-1880. It considers life in the Colony, law and order and stories of the bushrangers themselves, including Ned Kelly and the boy bushranger who inspired the song the ‘Wild Colonial Boy’.