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Australian Journeys

How can we use museum objects to understand Australia's connections to the world through migration journeys?

Front page of the work unit Australian Journeys

Curriculum areas: Australian history, historical skills

Years: 7–12

The Museum's Australian Journeys gallery opened in 2009. It explores how the journeys of people and objects connect Australia to the world physically, mentally and spiritually.

In this unit, students use 30 of the 750 objects on display. Your task is to:

  • select four objects that together help you understand an aspect of the idea of migration in Australian history
  • consider how some of these objects explore other themes related to different kinds of journeys and why these are also important
  • present the objects in an annotated display