Australian History Mysteries take us to Tassie

We have just returned from filming more Australian History Mysteries segments in beautiful Tasmania. This is for the new units we are developing for Year 4 First Contacts and Year 5 The Australian Colonies. Sites included the Cascade Female Convict Factory, Tasmanian Museum, Port Arthur, The Isle of the Dead, Richmond Convict Gaol and the Bricendon and Woolmers world heritage sites – both fine examples of the contrasting lifestyles in colonial Australia. Brickendon Estate is a microcosm of the typical life of male convict labourers assigned to free settlers, in this case the Archer family who still run the property seven generations on. Woolmers also belonged to the Archer family and is now a wonderful museum and an accurate representation of the life of colonial gentry. It is also unique in that it portrays aspects of the lives of assigned convict women who in this instance lived in the home with the Archer family. You can preview the segment rushes below:

video-cascade Cascade Female Convict Factory
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video-port-arthur Port Arthur Historic Site
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video-woolmers Woolmers Estate
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brickendon Brickendon
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