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Bathurst
Rail
Museum

The Footsteps of Ben Chifley: From Train Driver To Prime Minister

Stage 2-3

Bathurst Rail Museum & Chifley Home   

Duration: 3 hours   Transport is required between venues.

Follow the footsteps of Ben Chifley and learn about a young farm boy became a train driver and then went on to become one of the most loved Prime Ministers of  Australia.

Visit the Chifley Engine at the Bathurst Railway Station, the Bathurst Rail Museum housed in the Railway Institute building where he studied and taught, and Chifley Home, the home of Ben Chifley and his wife Elizabeth.

This tour covers content from Present and Past Family Life, the Past in the Present, Community and Remembrance and the Australian Colonies.

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Chifley Home and Education Centre & Bathurst Rail Museum

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.

SHOP
A range of train toys, rail souvenirs and memorabilia

FACILITIES
Cafe
Outside Covered Lunch Area
Accessible Toilets
Accessible ramp
Unrestricted parking is available on Havannah Street and Busby Street

ADDRESS

Bathurst Rail Museum – 126 Havannah Street, Bathurst

Chifley Home – 10 Busby Street Bathurst

T: (02) 6332 2850

RESOURCES

Venue Safety

Teacher Information

Curriculum links

  • HT1-2 identifies and describes significant people, events, places and sites in the local community over time
  • HT 1-1 communicates an understanding of change and continuity in family life using appropriate historical terms
  • 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’
  • 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
  • HT 3-3 identifies change and continuity and describes the causes and effects of change on Australian society
  • HT 3-5 applies a variety of 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
  • HT 3-3 identifies change and continuity and describes the causes and effects of change on Australian society
  • HT 3-5 applies a variety of skills of historical ENQUIRY and communication