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Cockatoo Island History Tours

interact with historical artefacts & explore a former convict gaol and dock in primary or HS groups

  • Ended
  • From 10 Australian dollars
  • Cockatoo Island

Service Description

Where: (meet at) Visitor centre, Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour NSW Travel: Ferry from Parramatta (F3 Ferry) at 9:38 am ( (Alternate wharves/options: When: 10am- 11:30 am Who: group one is stage 2-3, group two is stage 4-5 Cost: $14 per school child, $10 per adult, (children under 5 are free) What: Stage 2-3 group: Convict Times Program & Then/Now/Tomorrow - This Stage 2 excursion provides opportunities for students to learn why convicts were sent to Cockatoo Island and what their living conditions were like - Students investigate the role of convict labour as a government resource and examine Past ideas of justice and reform. Students then consider the significance of Cockatoo Island’s shipbuilding workforce to Australia’s World War II contribution. They will gain an understanding of past industrial practices and how underlying attitudes to class have changed work and safety standards over time. Stage 4-5 group: Historical Site Study Through an evaluation of primary and secondary sources, Year 7 to 10 students will gain insights into Australia’s major social, political and technological developments. More info here:

Cancellation Policy

Please read our cancellation policy on our site for all terms and conditions.

Contact Details

+61 (411) 311-451

Kurrajong NSW, Australia

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