PENINSULA FARM (Tranby), MAYLANDS
Johnson Rd, Maylands
Peninsula Farm (Tranby) is an historic farmhouse built in 1839 by Joseph and Anne Hardey, on the banks of the Swan
River. It was one of the first farms to be established in the Swan River Colony. The Hardeys and their children
lived and worked here. Two of the oak trees in the grounds are reputed to be as old as the house. The place has
significant aesthetic and social heritage values.
A visit will introduce students to how our pioneer settlers and their families lived and worked in the early days
of the Swan River Colony.
Special Term 4 event for early
CELEBRATE A COLONIAL CHRISTMAS
Bring your early childhood
students to experience how families spent Christmas in 'the early days'. Programs
for Pre-Primary to Year 2 and for
TIME, CONTINUITY AND CHANGE
Suitable for lower and mid primary students. Tour Peninsula Farm
(Tranby) and choose from a variety of interactive activities.
Pre and Post-visit activities are
THE AUSTRALIAN COLONIES: SWAN RIVER SETTLEMENT for year 5 Australian
Curriculum History course
Introduces year 5 students to Britain's expansion into
the Colonies and the settlement of the Swan River region. The topic covers the period 1827 to 1899 and uses
Peninsula Farm (Tranby) and East Perth Cemeteries as historic and heritage places to
Upper primary and secondary students explore Peninsula Farm (Tranby) and
primary and secondary source documents and artefacts, to gain an understanding of the daily lives of the Hardey
family and the early days in the Swan River Colony. Contact us for more details.
THROUGH THE EYES OF THE COLONIAL ARTIST
collaborative learning program suitable for middle and upper primary delivered in conjunction with Art Gallery
of WA. Students visit both venues for a full day cross curricula program. Separate fees apply for
SECONDARY AGED STUDENTS
Teachers should contact National Trust Education & Learning to
discuss additional needs.
Bookings essential. Please allow at least half a day for your visit.
Booking Fees and to Request a Booking click here
EXCURSION MANAGEMENT & EVACUATION PLAN
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VALUING OUR HERITAGE - Integrated learning in the primary school pdf
TOUR THROUGH TIME
PRE AND POST VISIT ACTIVITIES
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THROUGH THE EYES OF THE COLONIAL
Art of the
Swan River Settlement
at the ART GALLERY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA and PENINSULA FARM (Tranby)
Suitable for years 4 to 7
Frederick Garling. Red Bank – 30 miles up
the Swan, 1827,
pen, ink and watercolour, 22.2cm x 32.9cm
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia, purchased 1957
Through a program that combines theory with practice, students gain a greater understanding of the
period and representation of the Swan River Settlement. Bookings essential.
THE ART GALLERY VISIT
During a guided tour of the Art Gallery, students develop an
understanding of the Swan River Settlement through the visual impressions made by the early settlers and visitors
to Western Australia. When analyzing artworks, students discuss issues such as the impact on the land and
landscape, interaction between Aboriginal people and early settlers and how people and events combine to create a
narrative history of that time. There are opportunities to examine how different artists, represented in the State
Art collection, depict the Western Australian landscape. This will reflect the change in attitude and perception
from the colonial to contemporary viewpoint.
PENINSULA FARM (Tranby) in MAYLANDS
A visit to the historic farmhouse built in
1839, offers students the opportunity to discover how the early settlers lived and worked, how they interacted with
the Aboriginal people and how they used the local environment. During a guided tour students will explore the
homestead, its artworks, furnishings and surroundings. They will learn about the lives of the occupants and aspects
of the natural, built and cultural heritage at the time of the Swan River Settlement.
THE ART ACTIVITIES
In the morning at the Art Gallery students
will work with an Education Officer to develop Art Skills through observational drawings inspired by works on
display from the State Art Collection. Students will have the opportunity to refine their skills in colour mixing
and experiment with different ways of depicting space.
In the afternoon at Peninsula Farm (Tranby), teachers will lead students in beginning an
artwork that puts the mornings new skills into practice. This will be achieved through the direct observation of
the homestead and its setting, while putting it into the context of what they have learned about this period of
COMMUNICATING ARTS IDEAS
PRE AND POST VISIT
Cost: $7.50 (plus GST) per student includes Art Gallery tour with art activity and Peninsula Farm
(Tranby) tour with art activity.
All materials provided.
Limits apply to group size.
For further information contact either
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Phone: 08 9492 6644.
National Trust of Australia (WA)
Phone: 08 9321 6088
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