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Schools and teachers

Take a journey through time as you find out more about the waves of migration to the shores of  Australia.

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Through engaging in an examination of collection items related to A. B. Paterson and Henry Lawson, students will analyse visual language, compose their own poetry and create a visual representation.   

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The Blue Mountain pioneers, lithograph by M. Emile Ulm, Sydney Mail, 1880, SLNSW SPF/1396

If you’ve ever been for a drive across the Blue Mountains, the names Blaxland, Wentworth Falls and Lawson may sound familiar – but who were these towns named after? And why? 

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Have you ever wondered how picture book illustrators work to bring a story to life?

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You may know the name Caroline Chisholm or recognise her face from the $5 note but what was her contribution to colonial society and why was she known as the emigrant’s friend? 

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Who was the man behind the First Fleet? Set sail on this virtual excursion to discover more about Arthur Phillip and his legacy.

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A virtual experience guaranteed to be fun, fascinating, and freezing.

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