James’ Diary

Lanyon Homestead · Foundation - Year 2

James’ Diary

📅 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (During weeks 2 to 9 of school term)

🕚 10am to 2pm, including a lunch break

📍 Lanyon Homestead 

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🧒 Maximum 90 students 

👩👧👦  Ratio - 1 teacher/attending adult : 10 students

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How did children live during mid-19th century pastoral Australia, and how does this compare to contemporary childhood?

Reading James’ diary before the excursion, students will discover the historical figure of James Cunningham and his life growing up at Lanyon Homestead from 1859. Through the on-site program, students experience James’ story by playing games and doing activities from this era, exploring the main homestead and gardens and considering human settlement of the site including Aboriginal occupation and the Cunningham era. Students will make sense of their own childhood by empathising with James’ story, evaluating and reflecting upon their experience in comparison with children from the colonial period.



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