Australian History – Colonial Australia

Develop historical understanding of the movement of people, Australia’s early colonisation, contact between societies and its effect on people and the environment.

Prepare for your visit by using the following interpretive resources:

Fiona Hall: Occupied Territory

South Australia llustrated: colonial painting in the Land of Promise

Visit the Changing Worlds website

Please note: due to the changing nature of our exhibits, some works may not be on display when you visit.

Bookings are essential for a guided or self-guided tour.

Image: 0.1 H J Johnstone, Australia, 1835 – 1907, Evening shadows, backwater of the Murray, South Australia, 1880, London, oil on canvas, 120.6 x 184.1 cm; Gift of Mr Henry Yorke Sparks 1881, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Art Gallery of South Australia


29/01/2018 – 14/12/2018

Level: 4, 5, 9
Area: HASS - Geography, HASS - History, The Arts

Type: Program
Cost: FREE

School bookings

ALL school visits must be booked in advance.

To book a visit, for more information or to discuss your student learning needs, please contact a Learning at the Gallery team member.

Organising your visit

Opening hours:
10am–5pm daily

Organising your visit

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Important information

Please note some permanent and temporary displays may contain content that is not suitable for all visitors. It is recommended teachers visit the Gallery prior to an excursion as a risk assessment strategy.


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