Changing Worlds: Childrens’ Experiences Of Colonisation

The program hits the curriculum links of First Contacts (life for Indigenous Australians pre- and post-contact) and asks the following Inquiry Questions

  • Who lived here first and how do we know?
  • How have laws affected the lives of people, past and present?

This program focuses on the lives of  children both pre and post colonization in South Australia including the experience of children at The Native School Establishment that was on this very site in the 1845-51. As such it provides a unique real life example of First Contact. This program also includes the opportunity for your students to “dress up “ in the uniforms provided by the colonial administrators of the school which the Kaurna students were required to wear when attending the school . This, along with other components of the program serve to provide students with an insight into the experience of the children who attended this school.

In order to ensure students view all the galleries after the program, teachers are invited to spend an extra 15 to 30 minutes unguided.

Migration Museum

Term 1-4

Bookings are essential, please call 8207 7580

Level: 3, 4
Area: HASS - Civics and Citizenship, HASS - History

Type: Workshop
Cost: $5.00 per student/$2.00 equity
Participants: Maximum of 30 students
Duration: 60 minutes

School bookings

ALL school visits must be booked in advance.

To book a visit please contact the Migration Museum.

Please note that all bookings must be made by phone.


60 min program:
$5.00 per student/$2.50 equity

90 min program:
$7.00 per student/$3.00 equity

120 min program:
$9.00 per student/$4.00 equity

Organising your visit

For more information and to discuss your student learning needs please contact the Education Manager at the Migration Museum.


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