Discovering Australia’s Migrant History at the State Library

Year 6 students visited the State Library to hear about the different migrants that have come to Australia over the years.

The students were asked to sit in a group, around a table where a large suitcase was closed and sitting. The librarian discussed some reasons why people would have left their own country and came to live in Australia. Students had to open their cases and find out who owned the suitcase and why they decided to come to Australia. Some students could not believe why someone would want to move to a new country. As they worked through their suitcases, they realised that not everyone has had a blessed life, like theirs.

Everyone enjoyed the day and felt they would like to visit the State Library again to see what else is there.

Thank you to all the parents that helped, I think we even learnt something as well.

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