This resource introduces European migration to Australia in the nineteenth century. Through analysing different artworks as primary sources, students will determine the causes of migration to Australia in the 1800s through the lens of ‘push’ and ‘pull’ factors. Where appropriate, students will also connect stories of past migration to their own family histories. Students will critically analyse whose perspective is being shown in an artwork and those perspectives which may be missing. For their final project, students create a boardgame outlining the journey of a character from departure, travel and arrival to Australia.
Describe different groups of people who migrated to Australia in the 1800s
Identify push and pull factors that explain the causes and reasons for this migration
Analyse primary sources that depict people who migrated to Australia during the nineteenth century and determine whose perspective is being shown and whose is missing
Create a boardgame that details the migrant’s experience through their journey and arrival to Australia in the 1800s
This teacher resource includes activities and projects which have been flexibly designed to support learning both in the Gallery and the classroom.