Programs available- 1 August 2019 – 28 February 2020

St Patricks Cathedral Melbourne crop (2)

In association with the special exhibition The Invention of Melbourne: A Baroque Archbishop and a Gothic Architect this program allows students to learn about some of the Catholics who came to Victoria during and after the Gold Rush. Discover why they came, where they lived and what it meant to be Catholic in early Victoria. Students will also be introduced to some famous Catholics who helped to shape Victoria.

Levels 5 & 6 
History: The Australian Colonies

In association with the special exhibition The Invention of Melbourne: A Baroque Archbishop and a Gothic Architect this program explores the history of Victoria’s Catholics during and after the Gold Rush era. Discover what prompted many Catholics to migrate to Victoria from Ireland and Europe, learn about where they settled, their participation on the goldfields, their politics and their religion. Content also touches on sectarianism and the divisions that lay beneath the surface in colonial society. This program runs in association with the general school program ‘The Effects of Gold in Victoria’, or ‘From Colonial Outpost to Capital City’.

Levels 9 & 10 
History: The Making of the Modern World