In this joint program between the Migration Museum and Ayers House, students will explore daily life for children in the 19th Century.
1. What was life like for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples before the arrival of the Europeans?
2. Why did the Europeans settle in Australia?
3. What was the nature and consequence of contact between Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples and early traders, explorers and settlers?
Who is migrating to South Australia right now? Where are migrants coming from, and why? How is migration experienced? How does government policy shape migration journeys?
These simple questions have very complex answers.
Why did the SA government company decide to site Adelaide where it currently is? What tools and instruments were used to plan out the site?
What would you look for? Water supply, ease of accessibility, fertility of land, ease of travel!
This cross- site education program will develop student’s understanding the impact of colonisation on Aboriginal people, the nature of the colonisation model used in South Australia and the development of democracy in the 1800s culminating in an understanding of women’s suffrage in the late 1800s.