NEW What does Springfield tell us about Australian colonial life? Case Study
HISTORY YEAR 5
The Australian Colonies
Case Study Resources
- Interactive (iPad Compatible)
- Video-based museum 'visit'
Case Study Overview
Springfield is a pastoral property which was established near Goulburn, New South Wales, in 1827. It still exists today.
The contents of the historic home were donated to the National Museum of Australia, and many of these are on display now in the museum.
A study of this property and its historic objects can help us learn about colonial life — especially about economic, social and environmental features.
Case Study unit of work inquiry structure
There are three separate multimedia components of the inquiry unit:
- Take a quick trip through the National Museum of Australia to get a taste of the historic objects from ‘Springfield’ on display, and what they tell us about colonial life in Australia.
- Try the interactive decision maker – see if you would have been able to run a property like ‘Springfield’ and help develop Australia.
- See if you can work out what the 10 ‘Springfield’ ‘mystery objects’ are.
Note: This interactive can be viewed on iPads. It does not require Flash.