Mystery at Rookwood

Primary KLA:
Human Society and its Environment
Educational levels:
Year 5


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Mystery at Rookwood explores aspects of Chinese migration to Australia in the nineteenth century. In a game approach, students have to assist the 'ghost' of colonial entrepreneur Quong Tart in discovering his true identity. To do this, they examine a series of primary and secondary sources across six topics before attempting a number of quizzes.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(HT3-1) describes and explains the significance of people, groups, places and events to the development of Australia

(HT3-2) describes and explains different experiences of people living in Australia over time

(HT3-4) describes and explains the struggles for rights and freedoms in Australia, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

(HT3-5) applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry and communication

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACHHK097) The role that a significant individual or group played in shaping a colony; for example, explorers, farmers, entrepreneurs, artists, writers, humanitarians, religious and political leaders, and Aborig

(ACHHK096) The reasons people migrated to Australia from Europe and Asia, and the experiences and contributions of a particular migrant group within a colony.

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
learner, teacher
ScOT topics:
Australian history, Cultural diversity, Cultural interaction, Racial discrimination, Significant people
Analysis, Comprehension activity, Critical thinking activity, Games, Multiple choice questions, Problem solving
State of NSW, Department of Education
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Sunday, 19 July 2015

Resource ID: 1c3c58e8-70eb-4ffb-927f-3c9483d50a43