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TOURS FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS

HISTORY & HERITAGE
THE GREEN BANS OF THE ROCKS
BEATIE BOW’S SYDNEY
THE ROCKS AT FEDERATION

General Information

  • Rates quoted for each tour are per student including GST
  • Free of Charge Ratio - 1 teacher/ adult : per 10 students
  • Additional adults are charged at the applicable student rate
  • Minimum of 20 students is required for the per student rate to be applicable; with a maximum of 30 people per group/ guide, this includes students, teachers, carers and parent helpers.
  • Weekend/ Public Holiday bookings - $16.00 per student
  • PAYMENT IS REQUIRED PRIOR TO OR ON THE DAY OF YOUR BOOKING

Minimum Group Rates for up to 20 students:

  • All Tours {excl. costumed & Weekend/ Public Holiday tours} $ 240.00
  • The Arrival of the First Fleet with Costumes $260.00
  • Weekend/ Public Holiday $320.00

HISTORY & HERITAGE

Stage/ Year:
Tour Duration:
KLA:
Per Student Cost:
Secondary
1 ½ hours
History
$12.00

This perennial favourite is a comprehensive introduction to Australia's European birthplace and the historic precinct’s subsequent importance to our modern society.

This tour allows the student to learn about the lifestyle, social history and heritage of Sydney.

In addition, for Secondary Students we focus also on the era of GREEN BANS and ‘people power’ in the 1970s.

THE GREEN BANS OF THE ROCKS

Stage/ Year:
Tour Duration:
KLA:
Per Student Cost:
Secondary
1 ½ hours
History
$12.00

The Green Ban movement grew out of trade union action in the 1970’s and The Rocks became an important area of confrontation for the local residents supported in their protest by equally concerned union and community leaders.

Let the story unfold of the people’s conservation campaign against the NSW Government’s proposed redevelopment of this area and displacement of residents. People power and the imposition of union green bans became a powerful force in this early protest movement.

BEATIE BOW’S SYDNEY

Stage/ Year:
Tour Duration:
KLA:
Per Student Cost:
Secondary
1 ½ hours
English
$12.00

Bring alive the era of Ruth Park’s much loved and respected novel, “Playing Beatie Bow”.

Set in The Rocks, student visit Victorian Sydney and through this well researched novel, relate to the social history of 1873.

THE ROCKS AT FEDERATION

Stage/ Year:
Tour Duration:
KLA:
Per Student Cost:
7 – 12
1 ½ hours
History
$12.00

While Australians were being stirred up with the fervour of national pride, the people of The Rocks had other things on their mind. At Federation this dockside area was shedding the inheritance of the latter decades of the 1800s, that being, a squalid slum.

Students will have the opportunity to relate to the living and working conditions of an inner working class suburb of Sydney with many buildings and sites remaining in The Rocks today to tell us this story.

 

 

 
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