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24 March 2020:  This event has been cancelled until further notice due to State and Federal government advice on COVID-19 and declining community demand. Please take care and look out for each other. More information on Council's response to COVID-19 and other affected events, programs and services


We offer several local history programs for local primary and high schools:

  • Anstey's space voyage - Library mascot Anstey has had two epic journeys into space! Learn about how she prepared for her trip, her experience in space and how she got home safely. 
  • Local history – What was life like in the past for children? Students have the opportunity to play a variety of games and fun activities, view artefacts, dress up and explore old school punishments! For junior primary students.
  • Aboriginal histories  Visit our Reconciliation Garden and see a timeline of Aboriginal ancestry and culture. Discover how they travelled, grew food, and more. For middle to upper primary students.
  • Art exhibition tour - Take your students to see works from the latest art exhibition at Gallery 1855. Fully guided tour provided.

The Library also offers a range of teaching resources, including local historical maps covering the 1850s to the early 2000s, as well as literacy, numeracy and other curriculum resources. Contact us to arrange access. 

For more information or to arrange any of the above tours contact the Children's and Youth Team or call 8397 7333.

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