Plant your History at Elizabeth Farm: Live event

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In this live, online event students have the opportunity to explore the shared history of the Burramattagal people and European settlers on Darug Country, at the site of Elizabeth Farm in Parramatta, one of Australia’s oldest colonial residences. Students will learn about the different ways these two groups have used the land and it’s resources, and consider the impact of colonisation on Aboriginal people and Country. They will also be introduced to an installation artwork by Kuku Yalanji artist Tony Albert, and explore ideas around continuing connection and responsibility to land, healing and sustainability. As part of this artwork exploration, students will learn how to create their own seeded paper.


Excursion Details

Excursion Type Excursion Type Live Event
Provider Provider Sydney Living Museums (Historic Houses Trust)
Presenter Presenter Sydney Living Museums
Contact Details Contact Details 02 8239 2288
Date & Time Date & Time 27-May-2021 2:00 PM
Duration Duration 45 Mins
Availability Availability Everyone
Stage 1,Stage 2,Stage 3
Year 1,Year 2,Year 3,Year 4,Year 5,Year 6
Creative Arts,Geography,History
Aboriginal Studies,Environments,Modern History
Darug; plants; Aboriginal; environment; history; science; geography; HSIE; garden; Indigenous; art


Requirements for this excursion Requirements for this excursion

This event is delivered via Zoom. 

Participants need to:
 Download Zoom (if this is the first time you are using Zoom on that device)
  • Teacher remains in the session for the whole time
  • We recommend that you log in up to 5 mins early for the session. 
Tips for your classroom
  • The class can log in via one class computer so long as there is
  • projector or smartboard that allows the students to see the deliverer- your classroom smartboard is perfect for this. 
  • speakers from either your smartboard or separate speakers (aux cable or bluetooth). Laptop speakers are inadequate for your whole classroom to hear the deliverer. 
If you have students learning from home they can use the link and log in from home. It can be a mixture of the two.
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Name: Learning Team

Phone: 02 8239 2335



Curriculum Links: Stage 1-3



ST1-5LW-T identifies how plants and animals are used for food and fibre products

ST2-5LW-Tdescribes how agricultural processes are used to grow plants and raise animals for food, clothing and shelter



GE1-1 describes features of places and the connections people have with placesGE1-2 identifies ways in which people interact with and care for places

GE2-2 describes the ways people, places and environments interact

GE2-3 examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments

GE3-2 explains interactions and connections between people, places and environments



HT2.4 describes and explains effects of British colonisation in Australia


Pre-excursion activity:

As a class, look at the first image of Elizabeth Farm on thiswebpage (The residence of John McArthur Esqre. near Parramatta, New South Wales by Joseph Lycett). This painting shows Elizabeth Farm in 1821. As a class discuss what can be seen in this painting. in your diuscussion, consider the inquiry question: How is Country/Place important to Aboriginal peoples and what ongoing impact has the arrival of settlers had on Aboriginal people and Country.

After your discussion, as a class think any questions you have about Elizabeth Farm, Darug Country and colonial gardens. Email these to  before 3pm on Wednesday 26th May. Please include your school name when emailing questions.

Post-excursion activity:

During the event students will learn how to make their own seeded paper. Detailed instructions will be provided after booking. 



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