Investigate the significance and effect of the gold rush in New South Wales – including the rise and fall of bushranging.
During this virtual program students connect live with a museum educator to investigate the significance and effect of the gold rush in New South Wales – including the rise and fall of bushranging.
How did the discovery of gold drastically change the colony’s fortune? And what role did the Royal Sydney Mint play, in revolutionising Australia’s economy?
Drawing on a range of police records, and using the experience of New South Wales’ last bushranger, Captain Moonlite, students will also learn about the nature of bushranging between 1850 and 1880.
What crimes did these men commit, what weapons did they use, and how did advances in technology – such as railways and communications – help the NSW Police fight back, and get the upper hand?
Importantly, during this interactive program students will see objects, artworks and sources – and work like historians to indentify and evaluate evidence.
Special sessions are reserved for home-schooled students in 2022:
Cost: $10 per student per session.
Minimum of six students required for each session.
Wednesday 8 June, 1:00pm – The Last Bushranger – Book now
Tuesday 22 November, 10:30am – The Last Bushranger – Book now
IS THIS A FREE EVENT? No
BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Museums of History NSW (Sydney Living Museums)