Sites2See: Explore the Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie Archive

Primary KLA:
Human Society and its Environment
Secondary KLA:
Human Society and its Environment
Educational levels:
Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12

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This resource consists of selected links to the Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie Archive (LEMA) with research suggestions, syllabus advice and supporting activities, including a virtual tour of Old Government House, Parramatta. The LEMA Project provides material for the historical investigation of the lives and times of Lachlan Macquarie (1761-1824), and his second wife, Elizabeth Campbell (of Airds) (1778-1835).

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

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACHHK093) Reasons (economic, political and social) for the establishment of British colonies in Australia after 1800.

(ACHHK094) The nature of convict or colonial presence, including the factors that influenced patterns of development, aspects of the daily life of the inhabitants (including Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples) and how the environment changed.

(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 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.

(ACHHS099) Use historical terms and concepts

(ACHHS103) Compare information from a range of sources

(ACHHS104) Identify points of view in the past and present

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
Primary sources, Australian history, Aboriginal peoples, Historical sources
File type:
Centre for Learning Innovation
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Monday, 25 February 2013

Resource ID: 4d31e089-dbdc-48f4-bacc-27408ddf0d8e