Students will step into the shoes of Australian legend Tom Kruse who delivered the mail and supplies to people along the rough Birdsville Track in outback Australia from 1936 to 1963, driving his faithful Leyland Badger Truck.
In this joint program between the Migration Museum and Ayers House, students will explore daily life for children in the 19th Century.
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.
An investigative multimedia assisted workshop that aims to show how the stories of individual lives fit into the local, national and global mosaic of history. Working like historians and curators, students put on white-gloves and unpack, investigate, research and record the lives of several South Australians and their immigration stories.
A facilitated 45 minute workshop in which students consolidate their learning about the rationale for sending the First Fleet to NSW in 1788, the experience of different groups, the voyage and the impact of European settlement for the Aboriginal people of the region. Particular emphasis is placed on the experience of the convicts below decks as students explore our Life On Board exhibition and unpack their rations and conditions.