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Indigenous cultures and contact history

Encounters classroom resource

Encounters includes an interactive map, digital timeline and online activities. It is based on the powerful stories shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Encounters exhibition. (Years 4–10).

Can You Strike It Rich During The Gold Rush?

Put yourself in the shoes of someone on the goldfields and see if you can strike it rich! To win at this game you will need to think clearly and strategically. You will also need a hearty dose of good luck!

Gold Rush

For 1–4 players. Suitable for players 8 years and over. iPad opitmised.

Playing the gold rush game is a great introduction to the study of the goldfields. It is also a fun, independent, extension activity.

The Home Front: Australia during the First World War

What does the National Museum of Australia exhibition The Home Front tell us about Australia in the First World War?

Numerous people travelling on a vehicle. Many hold flags.
Participants in the 1918 Armistice Day celebrations, Flinders Street, Townsville. Courtesy CityLibraries Townsville, Local History Collection.

This unit of work enables students to explore some of these issues by accessing diverse primary sources, videos, interactive modules and research links on their computers or tablets and meeting some of the people who lived on the home front during the First World War (Secondary students).

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Kspace is the Museum’s new interactive adventure game for kids and includes free teacher resources linked to the Australian Curriculum.


Blast off to locations including the Victorian goldfields, Franklin River blockade and prehistoric Australia with online quizzes, downloadable activity sheets, photos and videos that can be accessed anywhere, regardless of whether you visit Kspace at the Museum. (Foundation–Year 6).

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