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Chifley
Home and
Education
Centre

Life in the 1940s

Stage 1 – Stage 3

Step back in time to life in the 1940s in the home of Prime Minister Ben Chifley and his wife Elizabeth

Using Prime Minister Ben Chifley and his home in Bathurst as the key focus – the themes include:

  • Everyday life in the 1940s
  • Life in the home: household duties; cooking; changes in domestic technology and appliances
  • Using artworks, artefacts and oral history as a means to discovering what life was like during this period
 

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Chifley Home and Education Centre

K-12 EDUCATION PROGRAMS

EDUCATOR GUIDED SESSION

COST  $14 per student (GST FREE)
Minimum 10 students  Maximum 50 students

AVAILABILITY
9am – 4.30pm  weekdays.
Not available on Thursday.  Last session starts at 3pm.

SUPERVISION RATIOS
The supervision ratio is 1:10 for stage 1-3. Teachers and parents attend free of charge at these ratios. 1:15 stage 4-6
One carer per student with special needs will be admitted free of charge.

FACILITIES
Accessible Toilets
Accessible ramp
Unrestricted parking is available on Busby Street

ADDRESS

Chifley Home 10 Busby Street, South Bathurst

T: 02 6332 2850

RESOURCES


Mrs Chifley’s recipes

Ben and Elizabeth Chifley

Venue Safety

Curriculum Links 

  • HT 1-1 communicates an understanding of change and continuity in family life using appropriate historical terms
  • HT1-2 identifies and describes significant people, events, places and sites in the local community over time
  • HT1-3 describes the effects of changing technology on people’s lives over time
  • HT1-4 demonstrates skills of historical ENQUIRY and communication
  • HT1-3 describes the effects of changing technology on people’s lives over time
  • HT1-4 demonstrates skills of historical ENQUIRY and communication
  • HT2-2 describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time
  • HT2-5 applies skills of historical ENQUIRY and communication’
  • HT 3-1 describes and explains the significance of people, groups, places and events to the development of Australia
  • HT3-2 describes and explains different experiences of people living in Australia over time