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Straight from the source

Excursion Summary

1.5 hours

on demand

Discover the amazing stories behind some of Australia’s most iconic and quirky collection items and gain another view of the country’s rich history and culture. 

In this 1 hour program students will:

  • view primary sources from the State Library collection 
  • develop their source analysis skills
  • record their responses in a unique format

Curriculum Outcomes

Stage 2 - NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum – History

HT2-3 describes people, events and actions related to world exploration and its effects

HT2-4 describes and explains effects of British colonisation in Australia

HT2-5 applies skills of historical inquiry and communication


Stage 3 - NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum – History

HT3-1 describes and explains the significance of people, groups, places and events to the development of Australia

HT3-2 describes and explains different experiences of people living in Australia

HT3-3 identifies change and continuity and describes the causes and effects
of change on Australian society

HT3-5 applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry and communication


Stage 4 - NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum – History

HT4-5 identifies the meaning, purpose and context of historical sources

HT4-7 identifies and describes different contexts, perspectives and interpretations of the past

HT4-8 locates, selects and organises information from sources to develop an historical inquiry

Booking Details

Available during term time.

Cost is $200 for groups up to 15 and $325 for groups from 16-30.

Bookings are essential, please book early to avoid disappointment. 
Email, phone (02) 9273 1778 or fill out our Bookings Enquiry form.

Helpful hints to enjoy your excursion

These guidelines have been developed to assist students and teachers visiting the State Library of NSW to comply with the Department of Education risk assessment guidelines for excursions.

Bus Subsidy

The State Library of NSW offers to provide K-12 school students from DET schools in Western and South Western Sydney, access to FREE bus travel to visit the State Library of NSW to participate in our onsite learning programs.