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 farrier's workshop.

History education 

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 learn about Aboriginal History and Australian animals and a look at the farrier's workshop
  • 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
  • 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

$16.80 per child, $7.60 per adult helper (prices current for 2022/2023 Financial Year).


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