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Educational Schools Group Activities

The educational schools activities at the Original Gold Rush Colony in Mogo dovetail into many core subject areas as well as HSIE units of work. Teachers, educational excursion and camp co-ordinators may choose additional activities from the list below or take advantage of the base School Packages available.

Your students will enjoy living Australian history in a creative and fun way, during their day visit or overnight school camp, at The Original Gold Rush Colony at Mogo on the NSW South Coast.

Many activities are also perfect for all ages and group types as add on activities - please see the refined list of fun activities available for all age groups here. All packages, activities & pricing are subject to availability and change. Minimum numbers may apply.

Core On-Site Activities

Educational Schools Activities - South Coast NSW

1850's School Lesson

Explore Going To School In The Gold Rush Days

The Gold Rush Colony Mogo offers students the real experience of the 1850's school lesson. Our school master with cane will acquaint students with an educational experience learning things from the...
Community Member - Ross Hosking
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Eureka Gold Rush Stockade Experience

Run The Maze - Solve The Mogo Maze Panels Questions & Clues

The Original Gold Rush Colony offers a unique learning experience in the palisade timber maze. The maze is spread over 500 square metres, with a Eureka flag flying at the entrance. Interchangeable...
Activity - Maze And Mural
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Life On The Goldfields

The Original Gold Rush Colony Has Hands On Experience

The Original Gold Rush Colony offers a true Australian History activity in Life On The Goldfields. Two experienced co-ordinators dressed appropriately in the 1850's school "Master" and school "Mam"...
Events - School Master Mr Wombey
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NSWESA Approved Professional Development Course

Simplifying Excursion Planning

Saturday 18th March 2017 Improve teacher Knowledge and Practice in running Excursions and Camps which meet school and system Priorities. The first course qualifies Teachers for 5 hours professional...
NSWesa Approved Excursion Course Manger
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Will We Find Our Way Around The Park

The Original Gold Rush Colony Mogo is set on 13 acres perfect for students to participate in Orienteering. With compass and map students are broken into groups to find their way around points of...
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Schools & Groups - Gold History Tour

Step Back In Time And Experience 1850s Gold History And Gold Panning

The Original Gold Rush Colony has experienced guides to lead students through the 1850's Gold History Tour including Gold Panning. Student groups engage in an HSIE (Human Society In Its Environment)...
31) Boy Panning for Gold
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Traditional 1850s Games

With No Power How Did They Occupy Themselves - Games Of The 1850s

Today we play games for fun, relaxation, competition and interaction. In ancient times games were a way for people to develop skills that would help them thrive, work and survive. Games amuse and...
Schools -Old Fashioned Games
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Australian Aboriginal Culture

Educational Schools Activities - South Coast NSW

Hands On Aboriginal Artefacts Interaction

History Of The South Coast Aboriginal People

Get a hands on experience and interpretation of the Aboriginal Artefacts. A worksheet will be supplied to students identifying the Artefacts. Listen to the local elder talk about the history of the...
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Koori Dreamtime Stories

Listen To Tales By The Eerie Campfire

The Gold Rush Colony has experienced koori co ordinators to provide an insight into the Australian Aboriginal Culture. By the eerie light of the campfire be enthralled by the dreamtime stories, while...
Community Member - Rod Slockee
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Koori Rock Art And Dot Painting

Hands On - With Traditional Local Aboriginals

The Gold Rush Colony Mogo offers a large range of Koori Activities.
Artisans - Rod Slockee Aboriginal Artist
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Traditional Aboriginal Games

Explore What The Aboriginal Children Played Long Before Modern Toys And Electronics

Traditional games are games that the Aboriginal children played in groups, long before modern toys or sports equipment where introduced. The Aboriginal people used natural resources such as possum...
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Traditional Bush Tucker Walk

Tastes Of Traditional Tucker

The Gold Rush Colony Mogo offers students a range of Koori activities. The traditional Bush Tucker walk let's the student get involved and familarize themselves with what is possibly grown in their...
Schools - Koorie  Bushtucker Of The Eurobodalla
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Traditional Dance Workshop With The South Coast Aboriginal Women's Dance group

"Djaadjawan Dancers"

Experience the "Djaadjawan Dancers" An Elder will talk about traditional song and dance. The Dancers will demonstrate a traditional dance in traditional outfit. Conduct your own dance using...
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Traditional Gunya building

Work Together As A Team - Who Can Create The Best Gunya

The Gold Rush Colony Mogo has a great team builing opportunities offering the traditional Gunya building. This activity lets the students work as a team collecting sticks, burrawang leaves and vines...
Schools - Traditional Aboriginal Gunya In NSW
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Other On-site School Activities

Educational Schools Activities - South Coast NSW

Australian Stories With Anna Jarrett

Relaxing Fireside Camp Experience

Relax by the fire, to an evening of Australian stories and music, presented by internationally acclaimed storyteller and musician, Anna Jarrett. This program celebrates Australia’s fascinating...
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Bush Dance Preparation

Working Together To Decorate The Hall For Evening Festivities

The Gold Rush Colony Mogo offers students a taste of working together to prepare for a community get together. In early period life the community would come from far and wide to decorate the hall and...
30) Diggers Rest Tavern At Twilight
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Campfire Sing-a-long

Sway And Sing Together Along With Rob To Irish/Aussie Ballads

The Original Gold rush Colony Mogo has a large campfire situated near the accommodation. In the evening once your bellys are full from dinner everyone can come and sit in the darkness of the...
Community Member - Robert Wombey
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CPR On The Goldfields

How To Handle Dangerous Situations

The Original Gold Rush Colony is delighted to offer a new and exciting optional extra for school camps and excursions.  Children’s knowledge of CPR and how to handle dangerous situations have...
CPR  Maipulation On Mannikens
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Identification Of Danger In Your Environment

Everyday Dangers Identified Under Supervision

The Original Gold Rush Colony site is an ideal area for children to explore and identify “ Danger In Your Environment”  in a controlled situation.
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Making History

Creative Goldrush Story Game

Relax to a fun filled evening of storytelling and creative story games. Students play back their knowledge and understanding of gold rush history, in their own words and in their own way.
Community Member - Anna  Jarrett
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Traditional Bush Dance

Get Those Feet Tapping And Ready To Dance Away

The Original Gold Rush Colony at Mogo has a large dance hall for the students to twirl to the traditional tunes played by our 4 piece band. Traditional Bush Dancing was an important part of town life...
Schools - Sam Wilson South Coast Bush Dance Caller
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Off-Site Activities

Educational Schools Activities - South Coast NSW

Dolphin Watching Cruises

Nature Activities South Coast NSW - Jervis Bay Dolphin Watching

The Original Gold Rush Colony staff can organize some of your school excursion off-site activities. If you are travelling from Sydney you may like to break the trip and have your students enjoy the...
Tourism - Dolphin Watching Jervis Bay
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Indoor Rock Climbing & Obstacle Course

School Groups Adventure Sports Activity Batemans Bay NSW

School Groups - Indoor Rock Climbing & Obstacle Course Rock On Fitness And Indoor Climbing provides an excellent sports and fitness venue in Batemans Bay. This is an ideal activity to add on to...
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South Coast Ocean Adventure

Lessons in Surfing, Kayaking And Snorkeling

The Original Gold Rush Colony is delighted to work with Surf The Bay, Region X and In Depth Scuba, to provide three water sport activities in a rotating package. The concept is co-ordinated by Surf...
Big Fish Stop Lessons
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World Renowned Mogo Zoo

Always A Great Experience And Feel Good Adventure

The Original Gold Rush Colony is only 2km from the world renowned Mogo Zoo. Our staff can take the hard work out of organising your tour of the Mogo Zoo by booking this activity for you. This is...
Tourism - Mogo Zoo - Sumatran Tiger
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