Students can learn about the 1970s Green Ban movement and how The Rocks became an important area of confrontation for local residents, union members, and government officials.
The Rocks at Federation
- Per Student Year 5 & 6
Working and Living Condition History at The Rocks
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 later decades of the 1800s as a squalid slum, and dealing with the changes and social reforms that were occurring.
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