The National Trust has resources that will add value to your education
and learning programs. These are available to purchase or free download.
National Trust courses of study are written for
the Australian Curriculum: History. They are
organised into two interrelated strands of Historical Knowledge
and Understanding and Historical
Skills. Links are made to General Capabilities and Cross-Curriculum Priorities. Links to
Other Learning Areas are suggested where appropriate. Please contact us if you would like us to
provide professional learning for your staff on using these courses of study.
Reminiscence Boxes and Conversation
Bring the past to life in your
classroom. Themed Boxes contain artefacts with lesson plan suggestions and questions to begin conversations. Boxes
can be used for such occasions as a special school event (eg Grandparents Day), as a way of introducing Time,
Continuity and Change in the classroom or in conjunction with a visit to a National Trust
A series of CD resources
and classroom activities to use in conjunction with visits to some National Trust places and other WA heritage
sites for primary and secondary use.
Tour Through Time
With heritage as a
central theme and using Western Australian history as a base, teachers are able to engage students in a variety
of fun activities. The curriculum linked activities in the Webquest relate to Tranby, The Old Mill and East
Perth Cemeteries. They are suitable for primary students and relate to the Tour Through Time CD resources to
supplement teaching and learning programmes.
Golden Pipeline Resources and Activities
This reference file gives concise photo-copiable information about the background,
map, chronology and key players of the Goldfields Water Supply Scheme. It has sections with teaching suggestions,
activities and curriculum links for early and middle childhood as well as a comprehensive bibliography.
Download a pdf example page.
Golden Pipeline Facts and
Photos /Learning Federation Assets
Downloadable Golden Pipeline image and text resources are especially suited for upper primary
and secondary aged student research also available through the Le@rning Federation.
Golden Pipeline Information
Freely downloadable pdf sheets that provide a background to the construction of this
world class engineering endeavour. Six topics are covered - Politics; Pipes; CY O'Connor;
Building the Goldfields Water Supply
Scheme; Mount Charlotte
Golden Pipeline Loan
Book and borrow this loan box for up to three
The Pipeline CY O'Connor Built
Published by Fremantle Press, this
delightful picture book is a lively celebration of the legendary CY O'Connor's gigantic endeavour to build the
pipeline from Mundaring Weir to the Kalgoorlie goldfields. It can be purchased through the National Trust or
good bookshops. Teachers notes are available
Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail
This illustrated guide unlocks the rich heritage and bushland that can be
found along the 650km trail from Mundaring to Kalgoorlie. Available through the National Trust or WA Tourism
Download Plays to practice in the classroom and
perform at York Courthouse Complex.
These and other resources are available at National Trust online shop
National Trust of Australia (WA)
PO Box 1162
Phone: 08 9321 6088
Fax: 08 9324 1571