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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.

SCHOOL VISITS

Special Term 4 event for early childhood 
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 Year 3 
   
 
TIME, CONTINUITY AND CHANGE
 
Sketching at Tranby

 

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 available.

 

 

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 visit.

HISTORICAL INQUIRY
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 
A 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 each.

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

INSURANCE, EXCURSION MANAGEMENT & EVACUATION PLAN


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VALUING OUR HERITAGE - Integrated learning in the primary school pdf

TOUR THROUGH TIME WEBQUEST

PRE AND POST VISIT ACTIVITIES

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THROUGH THE EYES OF THE COLONIAL ARTIST
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 history.

WA CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS pdf

COMMUNICATING ARTS IDEAS pdf

PRE AND POST VISIT ACTIVITIES

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.
Email: educate@artgallery.wa.gov.au 
Website: www.artgallery.wa.gov.au

or

National Trust of Australia (WA)
Phone: 08 9321 6088
Email: trust@ntwa.com.au 
Website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/wa/

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