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Voices from the Past – History Week Live Event (Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3)

  07-Sep-2023      02:00PM
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What can we learn from the voices from the past? What objects did they use? How were their lives different?

Join us for History Week in a free interactive online event!


What can we learn from the voices from the past? What objects did they use? How were their lives different?

Join MHNSW for History Week in this free interactive online event on the 2023 theme Voices from the Past. In this session, suitable for stages 1-3 you will be taken to three different historic houses in NSW – Rouse Hill House and Farm, Vaucluse House and the Hyde Park Barracks. You will hear from the people who lived there and find out how their lives were different in the past. You will meet the farm workers’ children at Rouse Hill Farm, Annie and Ena Sherwood and see what jobs they did at home. You will hear from a descendant of Irish orphan Catherine Fox, an immigrant woman who stayed at the Hyde Park Barracks in the 1800s. Finally, you will visit the Wentworth’s family home in Vaucluse and learn about some of the jobs their servants did. We will conclude by leaving the class with an activity to make your own bees wax candle, similar to those used in the past.


BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Museums of History NSW (Sydney Living Museums)

Event Details

Date & Time

  07-Sep-2023    02:00PM   + Google Calendar  + iCal Export

Event Type

Live Event - Scheduled

Delivery Platform



30 Minutes





Syllabus Outcomes

HT1-1, HT1-3, HT3-2

Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

HSIE » History » Past and Present (Stage 1 - Year 1 and 2)

Other KLAs

HSIE » History » Australian History: Community and Remembrance, First Contacts (Stage 2 - Year 3 and 4)

HSIE » History » Australian History: Colonials and National (Stage 3 - Year 5 and 6)

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Technology and Materials 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: Krystle Lam-Moliterno

Phone: + 61 2 8239 2288

Email: [email protected]

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