Stepping Back in Time

Guest Post by Grace

Eager and excited, the grade 6s said their goodbyes and piled onto the bus while others went in the car. We were off to Sovereign Hill for 3 days and 2 nights, to explore and learn what life was like in the 1850’s on the goldfields.  In preparation to do this we had to do numerous of subjects such as gold book, gold diary and learn a lot about the Eureka Stockade, to have some knowledge of what we were going to see on camp. In Ballarat, for the whole 3 days we had cold winds, muddy clothes and drizzly downpours on and off, but that didn’t stop us from having a great time. We did school on the last few days, and rules were strict and everyone had to obey them, posture was important and we had to address our teacher as “Ma’am” or a man “Sir” after we had said a sentence.

The Eureka sound and light show, was spectacular with its blazing fires and real life speaking and movement when no one was there. The whole time it felt like you were there watching it happen in 1854.

Do you think you would of liked to live in the 1850’s, on the goldfields? Why or why not?

What did and didn’t you enjoy on camp? Why or why not? 

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