The Making of Democracy – joint program with the Centre of Democracy

Who were the key players in establishing the democratic system we have in place today?

  • How have individuals and groups in the past and present contributed to the development of Australia?
  • How have people enacted their values and perceptions about their community, other people and places, past and present?

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.

Students will be guided through the Migration Museum and the Centre of Democracy will be a self-guided program.

Migration Museum

Term 1-4

Level: 5, 6
Area: HASS - Civics and Citizenship, HASS - History

Type: Special Program
Cost: $5.00 per student/$2.00 equity
Participants: 30 maximum
Duration: 1 hour at Migration Museum and 1 hour at Centre of Democracy

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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