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A Virtual Excursion to Bathurst – Impact of Rail

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From the new Bathurst Rail Museum incorporating the historic Railway Institute Building, this session will explore the importance of railway development in Australia and how it changed society into the present day. We will discover what it meant to be a part of the railway community, from work and education to fun and family.

In this session students will

Learn how railways changed the way of life in Australia
Visit a 110 year old Sydney suburban train carriage and compare to trains we ride today.
Learn how important the rail was to country towns like Bathurst, from the gold rush to the two world wars and beyond.
Hear about the people who make a railway community.
Learn how to drive a steam train.

NSW History Syllabus Content

Stage 3 The Australian Colonies

HT 3-1 describes and explains the significance of people, groups, places and events to the development of Australia

HT3-2 describes and explains different experiences of people living in Australia over time

HT 3-3 identifies change and continuity and describes the causes and effects of change on Australian society

HT 3-5 applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry and communication

Museums Bathurst


Requirements for this excursion

This session will be delivered via Zoom

For more information about this excursion content

Name: Alison Wright

Phone: 02 6333 6522

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://museumsbathurst.com.au/

Based around real artefacts, syllabus linked Museums Bathurst programs inspire students to explore the world by using each museum’s unique collections as a starting point. Build on classroom learning through objects and stories in museum educator led education experiences.

Museums Bathurst is a group of museums that include the National Motor Racing Museum, the Bathurst Rail Museum, the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum and Chifley Home.


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