Who Were the Convicts?

Lanyon Homestead · Yrs 3 - 6

Who Were the Convicts?

Cost: $12 single program $18 double program

Travel South on Tharwa Drive, and near the brown signage turn right to Lanyon Homestead. Follow the dirt road to the Lanyon Heritage Centre – stopping at the A-frame sign. Bus drop off and pick up is at the Lanyon Heritage Centre – see link below for map

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What skills do historians use to understand how people lived in the past? This program introduces students to practical historical enquiry skills to analyse the landscape, convict era buildings and historical objects. Students explore how historians use evidence to interpret the past. Students undertake enquiry-based learning to research, analyse and evaluate the natural environment and material culture at Lanyon Homestead, reflecting upon how knowledge of convict histories are constructed.