Exploring the past

Experience history and explore the life of a child living on a farm in the early 20th century, from the household chores to the printer's workshop.

History education

Recommended for early primary school years, Grade 1 and up. Children step back in time and explore the history of the area, the progression in technology and the life of a child living on a farm in the early 20th century.


  • Simulated classroom experience in an early 20th century rural school and participation in pioneer games.
  • A printing demonstration using an early 20th century printing press.
  • A journey into the wildlife reserve to visit the emus and kangaroos and learn about Aboriginal history and culture.
  • Explore the ‘Stud Groom’s Cottage’ and participate in some household chores.

Links to the Victorian Curriculum


  • Identify perspectives about changes to daily life from people in the past and present (VCHHC055).
  • Identify examples of continuity and change in family life and in the local area by comparing past and present (VCHHC056).
  • Differences and similarities between students’ daily lives and perspectives of life during their parents’ and grandparents’ childhood, including family traditions, leisure time and communications (VCHHK061).
  • The effect of changing technology on people’s lives and their perspectives on the significance of that change (VCHHK065).

Program cost

$18 per child (prices current from 1 July 2024).


Bookings are essential and should be made well in advance to secure your desired dates. For bookings or further information please contact our Education Team Leader.

Phone: 03 8470 8164
Email: BundooraPark.EducationTeamLeader@darebin.vic.gov.au