On Tuesday 16 March, our Unit 3/4 Australian History class attended an excursion back in time to  the Eureka Museum and Sovereign Hill Ballarat.

The girls learned about pressures for change to the limited political rights which existed on the goldfields, the agitation for change which led to the Eureka Rebellion and the huge array of changes which evolved in Victoria during and after the gold rush.

They completed some research at the Eureka Museum and then gained insights into the lives of diggers, European and Chinese, at Sovereign Hill. They then stood on Bakery Hill, where the Eureka flag was first raised, before visiting a family restaurant for lunch and a quick return home.