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Teacher Resources

Federation Story is a free interactive exhibition at Federation Square that traces the events, people and ideas that led to Federation. It also celebrates the richly diverse stories and events that have continued to shape our country, our culture and our place in the world.


Suggested Class Activities

1. Ask students to interview a family member and add their family story online, to Federation Story.

2.  Select a decade and ask students to research an important event and add it to Federation Story.

3. One of the most significant moments during the gold rush was the Eureka Stockade in 1854. Ask students to find this event on Federation Story and answer the following questions:

Where did the Eureka Stockade take place?

What were the gold miners demanding?

What is the Southern Cross flag a symbol of?


Fieldwork Experience

Federation Square’s Education program offers school tours daily during Victorian school terms and can be tailored to suit the specific needs of your group.

The Federation Story is free and open 24 hours, seven days a week making it a great activity for students whether they are undertaking a tour, or just visiting the city. To get the most out of the experience, get the class to add their own stories before they visit.