Primary School

Terra Australis – Oi Oi Oi Incursion

Primary school students recreate major Australian historical events from the First Fleet to Federation.

During this incursion students use mime, slow motion, improvisation, props and dialogue, students experience the challenges of building our national identity.

Events covered include the hardships of the goldfields, Eureka Stockade, early explorers and the capture of Ned Kelly.

Suitable for Year 3 to Year 6.

Links to Literacy, Historical Skills, Historical Knowledge & Understanding Strands of The Australian Curriculum.

children roleplaying
children roleplaying
children roleplaying
children roleplaying
students roleplaying
students roleplaying

Events covered include the hardships of the goldfields, Eureka Stockade, early explorers and the capture of Ned Kelly.

Costumes provided include miners, miner’s wives, explorers, camels, police and the kelly gang

It is ideal for students who have some knowledge of this period.

Suitable for Year 3 to 6 children.

“All the year 5 and 6 children were thoroughly engaged and entertained for the whole Terra Australis workshop! Thank you so much, it was fantastic.”

Yarraman Oaks Primary School

Curriculum Suitability – Terra Australis Oi Oi Oi Incursion

Linkage To Australian Curriculum

  • Gives students the opportunity to plan, rehearse and deliver presentations for a defined audience and purpose (Literacy strand)
  • Use of interaction skills by participating in speaking and listening situations (Literacy strand)
  • Exploration of the effects of changing voice tone, volume, pitch and pace in a formal context (Literacy strand)
  • Study of The First Fleet; reasons for, who travelled, experiences, crimes punishable, daily lives, social standing (Historical Knowledge and Understanding)
  • Use a range of communication forms eg oral to explain the past (Historical Skills strand)
  • Sequencing of people and events (Historical Skills strand)
  • The study of significant developments and events on a colony eg the gold rush, the Eureka stockade (Historical Knowledge and Understanding strand)
  •  The role that a significant individual or group played in shaping a colony eg explorers, bushrangers (Historical Knowledge and Understanding strand)