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This term in HASS the Year 5 classes have been exploring the Australian Gold Rush. This unit investigates the historical discovery of Australia’s Gold Rush period, from the mid-to-late 1800s. Our studies have included the discovery of gold, mining lifestyle, wealth and success, social consequences, and how these shaped the Australia we live in today. We concluded our unit with a spectacular Wax Museum presentation. Boys were able to choose a character from the Gold Rush such as a digger, bushranger, Chinese shop keep or more specific personalities from the time such as politician Peter Lalor to dress up as and present a speech in character. It was lovely to be able to welcome parents back onto the campus to share in the boys’ learning.

Georga Pavy
Year 5 Coordinator