The Past in the Present

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Past in Present Flyer (pdf 496 KB)

The Past in the Present allows students to explore aspects of the past and consider how people lived at different time periods – Aboriginal living, First European contact, Alpha Farm from 1815 and present day activities in the National Park.

Students will examine objects and evidence of Aboriginal use of the land in the past, the arrival of Captain Cook and the use of the land for farming, including the Alpha Farmhouse. There will be an opportunity for all students to dress up in period clothing from 1850s to 1900s and consider the life as child during this period.

They will collect authentic evidence to include in a class scrapbook to create a historical narrative during their visit.