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Investigating History: Did convicts break the rules?

  24-Nov-2021      02:00PM
Live Event

Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity for Stage 2 and Stage 3 History.

During this engaging and student-centered Live Virtual Event, your class will explore the World Heritage-listed Hyde Park Barracks and examine a range of historical sources – physical and documentary – as part of an historical inquiry.

Museum staff will show off some of the archaeology that has been found at the site, explain the role rats played in preserving different artefacts, and present some documentary evidence, that relates to the convicts.

Then, once all the evidence is presented, your class will have the opportunity to decide – did the convicts who lived at the Barracks break the rules?

Students will also hear stories from a convict (not a real one just to be clear), and meet the Deputy Superintendent of the Barracks.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Sydney Living Museums (Historic Houses Trust)

Event Details

Date & Time

  24-Nov-2021    02:00PM

Event Type

Live Event - Scheduled

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Requirements: Technology, Materials and Pre and Post event requirements.

This event will be delivered via Zoom webinar. Participants require internet access and can connect from home on individual devices or as a class with a laptop connected to a projector screen or interactive whiteboard.  Please ensure individual and classroom devices  have adequate speakers so students can hear the presenters. A microphone is not required for this event.



If you have any queries please contact the provider

Name: Sophie Reid

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/learning/live-events

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