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The Australian Colonies

Live Event

This interactive and virtual History Site Study covers the Stage 3 History topic ‘The Australian Colonies’. Students will visit various places in the Rocks Sydney, to learn about significant people, places and events in Australia’s colonial history. Experienced DoE history teachers will guide students through the webinar, including an exploration of The Australian Colonies inquiry questions:

  • What do we know about the lives of Australia people in our colonial past and how do we know?
  • How did an Australian colony develop over time and why?
  • How did colonial settlement change the environment?
  • What were the significant events and who were the significant people that shaped Australian colonies?

The webinar takes the form of a fun, history site study into early colonial history in The Rocks, and features engaging information, student learning polls, crosses to an historian at specific sites, and history journal activities to complete whilst participating. A comprehensive student website supports the webinar, and provides additional post webinar learning opportunities. The webinar follows DoE online safety protocols.

Observatory Hill EEC

Excursion Details

Excursion Type

Live Event - Scheduled


Observatory Hill EEC staff

Date & Time

  19-Oct-2021    10:00AM


Approx 1 hour


$30 per class for a DoE school and $40 per class for non DoE school.


Requirements for this excursion

Participants require internet and Zoom access. All learning materials will be provided.

Testing and Support

Contact Observatory Hill EEC on 9247 7321 for technology support.

For more information about this excursion content

Name: Glen Halliday

Phone: 9247 7321

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://observatoryhilleec.schools.nsw.gov.au/online-learning.html

This virtual excursion is available at scheduled times or on demand by request.

Payment Instructions

DoE schools will be interschool journaled after the event. Non DoE schools will be invoiced.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations need to be made within 1 week of the date of the webinar or a cancellation fee $30.00 per class will be charged.

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