School Excursion Program
This program involves a workshop investigating various aspects of immigration, and tours of galleries and a Vietnamese migrant boat.
NSW History Stage 5
Changing Rights and Freedoms 5.1 5.3 5.8
The workshop investigates immigration history and a specific voyage of the migrant boat, the Orcades, using objects from the 1950s. This interactive workshops encourages students to empathise with migrants of the 1950s, including child migrants, and to understand why migration occurred. As part of the workshop students also investigate the Japanese war brides exhibit and draw conclusions about the difficulties faced by those women coming to Australia and compare them to migrant groups today.
Students examine the museum's exhibits relating to different stories of migration, including British child migrants, and learn about the hardships and happiness associated with migration schemes. Students also view the 1970s Vietnamese refugee boat Tu Do (Freedom) from the wharf and evaluate the problems of crowding, distance, perils at sea and the difficulties of preparing for such a journey from a Communist country.
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Before embarking on your excursion, please visit our School Excursions page and read all the information under "Plan your visit / Essential Safety and Supervision Information".
Extended to 6:00 pm in January
Last boarding time for Submarine and Tall Ships – 4.10pm
Closed Christmas Day 25 December.
+61 2 9298 3777
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Australia National Maritime Museum
Every day 9.30 am - 5 pm
Extend to 6.00 pm in January
Closed Xmas Day 25 Dec.
2 Murrey Street
sydney NSW 2000, AU
+61 2 9298 3777