School Excursion – A New Land: Port Phillip District 1830-1860.

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Early Melbourne near Souther Cross StationImagining Australia: (Australian History, VCE Units 3 Area of study 1) is an exciting new text addressing the requirements of the new Australian History study design. We have designed a special tour to support this study area, combining the elements of two of our tours ie Early Melbourne and our Aboriginal Tour to provide a two hour immersion activity to engage student in the actual physical landscapes and sites of the early settlement, the historic events and personalities and to debate and discuss the arising issues.

Our excursion in the Melbourne CBD is in the former Maritime precinct near the Yarra River and deals with the changes that took place in the Port Phillip District (later Victoria) from the time of its permanent European settlement in 1835 until it had experienced the full impact of the discovery of gold.

Intertwined with the European settlement of the Port Phillip District during this tumultuous period was the ongoing and keen debate about how best to deal with the ‘problem’ of the indigenous people i.e. the Aborigines. For the Aborigines the impact of colonisation was devastating. Students explore how  the Aborigines were treated and how the Aborigines dealt with and endured European settlement in this period.

SEE  –  Also our many OTHER SCHOOL PROGRAMS.  – Explorer, Federation, Aboriginal, Early Melbourne, Lanes, Literature, ‘Runner’, Street Art and more… 

See also:

Early Melbourne Tour

Aboriginal Tour

When: Tours are up to 2.5 hours by arrangement at any time of your convenience -day time, weekends or evening.
School groups: $300 (half day/one class) – $450 (all day/2 classes). Ask us for a quote. If cost is a problem, talk to us!

Bookings:; Phone: 0408894724; 03 90907963

Hi Meyer,
Just wanted to say thank you once again for the engaging tour you gave us yesterday. The students of the Year 12 history class all really enjoyed the day and it certainly extended their knowledge in many areas- it will be helpful to be able to refer back to places we visited.
Humanities Program Coordinator, Phoenix Community College, Sebastopol



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