Make a Convict Love Token

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We are excited to announce that this event has now been rescheduled.

Bring your students to the newly renovated Hyde Park Barracks via Zoom and learn about and make a convict love token. Your students will look at some convict love tokens with curator Mel Flyte and find out the stories of the convicts who made them – one is from a female convict which is very rare. Convict love tokens give us a personal perspective – that of the convict. They are hand-made, and were passed from one person to another during a time of sadness. Love tokens represent the heartbreak of being separated from family and friends. Finally your students will make one themselves (they will need to finish them in class time after the video conference).

This will be a live webinar so schools can communicate via the chat feature with the deliverers.

What you need:

Measure and cut out a cardboard disc 10-15cm in diameter.


TIP - using a range of coloured cardboard is encouraged, so that the students' base materials are varied.

Teachers need to have these things organised for the class to use.


Decoration – how will you decorate it?

What patterns or design would you like to use?

What different kinds of art techniques could you use?


Materials – what would you like to use?

Collage/ photos/ stitching/ drawing/ painting/ printmaking – anything you like!


See activity and students examples from Milthorpe PS here:


Excursion Details

Excursion Type Excursion Type Live Event
Provider Provider Sydney Living Museums (Historic Houses Trust)
Presenter Presenter Mel Flyte
Contact Details Contact Details 02 8239 2288
Date & Time Date & Time 25-Jun-2020 14:00
Duration Duration 30 mins
Bookings Close Bookings Close 24 June 2020
Stage 2,Stage 3
Year 3,Year 4,Year 5,Year 6
Creative Arts,English,History
Designing and Making,Modern History,Visual Arts
Convict; love tokens; Hyde Park Barracks; Australia Colonies


Requirements for this excursion Requirements for this excursion

Make a Convict Love Token  is a free live event.

It will be available via Zoom.

You must register your attendance on the DART website for either live stream viewing or using video conferencing equipment.

The class can log in via one class computer so long as there is a projector that allows the students to see the session.

It can be a mixture of the two. For a better experience for your students, it is preferable that you use a set of speakers(can portable, Bluetooth, desktop, or smartboard) rather than just the laptop speaker.

If you still have students at home they can use the link and log in from home.

For more information about this excursion content For more information about this excursion content

Name: Naomi Manning

Phone: 02 8239 2288



Creative Art K-6 Syllabus


Stage 2

Making VAS2.1; VAS2.2;

Appreciating VAS2.3



Stage 3

Making VAS3.1; VAS3.2;

Appreciating VAS3



History (NSW Syllabus for the National Curriculum)

Stage 2

HT2-4 describes and explains the effects of British colonisation in Australia

HT2-5 applies skills of historical inquiry and communication



Stage 3

HT3-2 Describes and explains different experiences of people living in Australia over time

HT3-3 Applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry and communication

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The Learning Team
Naomi Manning
t. 02 8239 2473


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