2015 is sure to be an exciting year for Bathurst and is a significant milestone for all Australians to celebrate.

We have compiled a range of curriculum-appropriate resource materials to assist teachers and students who are learning the history of Bathurst, Australia's oldest inland settlement.

The curriculum document linked below meets History K-yr 10 outcomes for the NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Inside this document you'll find some suggested topics and numerous resource materials recommended as sources of further information - the majority of which are on this page as downloadable pdf files.

We welcome your comments and contributions to these focused learning materials - so please feel free to email us via the Bathurst200 contact form.


pdfEducation curriculum for Bathurst's bicentenary

pdfBathurst's timeline

pdfWiradjuri nation

pdfBathurst Heritage Trails brochure

pdfBen Hall's Raid on Bathurst

pdfBathurst Army Camp 1940 - 1947

pdfFirst road to Bathurst

pdf150 years - Building a City (brochure)

pdf150 years - Civic occasions in Bathurst (brochure)

pdf150 years Early Mayors of Bathurst (brochure)

pdf150 years- Municipality of Bathurst (brochure)

pdfCobb & Co story-1

pdfCobb & Co story - 2

pdfExcursions, Exhibitions, Events and Competitions for Schools

pdfFergus - searching for Clara

pdfBathurst Courthouse

pdfBathurst War Memorial Carillon

pdfBathurst 200 Years Stage 2 Unit

pdfSchools Celebrating Bathurst200 in May

Additional Education Resources:

Ida's Quest - A historical journey through the Bathurst District in 1901 by Ida Traill aged 11 years. Follow up with a visit to Miss Traill's House.

Stage: 2 & 3

Macquarie 2010 - This web based resource is a collection of resource materials commemorating the anniversary of Governor Macquarie's appointment in 1810.

Stage: 3 & 4

Macquarie 2010 - Commemorating the legacy of Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie by honouring the 200th anniversary of the appointment in 1810 of Lachlan Macquarie as Governor of NSW.

Stage 1: Lachlan's Adventure

Stage 2: Mysteries and Mayhem

Stage 3: My Place, My Future

Stage 4: History Elaboration

Whole school ideas

Mystery Matters: Bathurst or Bust - A online, interactive game that requires students to use analytical skills to follow in the footsteps of William Cox and the men who built the first road over the Blue Mountains.

Stage: 3 & 4