On Monday, students from Stage 3 visited the Sydney Justice Museum and the Art Gallery of NSW as part of their study into a significant event in the development of Australian Colonies. Here are reflections from two of our students.
“In the Sydney Justice Museum there are primary sources and secondary sources from the time period 1800-1900. A primary source is something from that time period, like a diary entry from a person who lived then. Some of the primary sources we saw were weapons, drawings and the court room. A secondary source can be a video made now about that time period. One of the secondary sources we saw was a 1910 film about the bushranger, Captain Thunderbolt. The Museum will guide you through an amazing tour of the past where you will find court rooms, police uniforms, holding cells and much more. They Sydney Justice Museum is a great place for learning and families.”
“The Art Gallery of NSW is a great place to go to learn about our Australian history. It’s filled with paintings from Indigenous Australians to paintings about bushrangers and the Gold Rush. We were looking at the paintings by Indigenous artists and we noticed they all came with a story from the Dreamtime. We saw famous paintings by Tom Roberts and we saw how people back then didn’t really mind bushrangers. We also saw equipment and tools miners used in the Gold Rush.”