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Through engaging in an examination of collection items related to A. B. Paterson and Henry Lawson, students will analyse visual language, compose their own poetry and create a visual representation.   

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The Blue Mountain pioneers, lithograph by M. Emile Ulm, Sydney Mail, 1880, SLNSW SPF/1396

If you’ve ever been for a drive across the Blue Mountains, the names Blaxland, Wentworth Falls and Lawson may sound familiar – but who were these towns named after? And why? 

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Have you ever wondered how picture book illustrators work to bring a story to life?

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You may know the name Caroline Chisholm or recognise her face from the $5 note but what was her contribution to colonial society and why was she known as the emigrant’s friend? 

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Who was the man behind the First Fleet? Set sail on this virtual excursion to discover more about Arthur Phillip and his legacy.

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A virtual experience guaranteed to be fun, fascinating, and freezing.

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A journal of a voyage to the South Seas : in His Majesty's ship, the Endeavour : faithfully transcribed from the papers of the last Sydney Parkinson, draughtsman to Joseph Banks, esq. on his late expedition with Dr. Solander - Natives of New Holland

Students explore the online exhibition Eight Days in Kamay and reflect on how texts may invite the responder to see the world differently, to challenge assumptions, ignite new ideas or reflect personally. 

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