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Drawing on key onsite exhibitions, students will consider various factors that influenced European attitudes to First Nations people by examining primary and secondary documents. They will reflect on the Gold Rush population increase, and how various members of the community were treated at the time. By consideration of propaganda posters, students will ponder the conscription referendums of WWI and the wider effects of the debate. Finally, womens involvement in WWII will be discussed, both on the home front and overseas and the consequences of womens movement from the home to the workforce.

VCE Unit 3
Australian History
Creating a nation (1834–1913)
War and upheaval (1909–1950)

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If you are only enquiring as to whether a booking is available, please phone the Old Treasury Building on (03) 9651 2233.

Postal address, ie: 20 Spring Street, Melbourne, 3000
Main contact for this booking
earliest 9:00am, latest 3:00pm
Minimum cost 10 students, Maximum 40 for Primary and Secondary
Eg, sight impaired, wheelchair access, etc

Tour Information and Frequently Asked Questions

The minimum group size is 10 students, the maximum group size per session is 40 for Primary or Secondary students. Group sizes less than 10 will be charged $80 (minimum charge).

Bookings must be made at least one week in advance. Upon submitting this booking request form you will receive an automated email with details of your request. We will contact you within five working days to confirm your booking.

If the number of students attending changes, the Bookings Officer must be informed in writing on bookings@otb.org.au two days prior to the date of the excursion.

Non-attendance at a booked program will incur the total fee of the amount payable for the excursion.

Schools must be accompanied by at teacher/chaperone at all times. We request minimum/maximum 1 adult per 10 primary students, 1 adult per 10 secondary students, and 1 adult per special needs student.

Schools will only be permitted into the building during their allocated tour time.

We regret that changes to tax invoices cannot be made and refunds will not be paid.