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Contesting Kelly

Australian Curriculum years/ AusVELS levels: 9-10 & VCAL
Learning Areas/Domains: history
General capabilities: literacy, critical and creative thinking, personal and social capability, ethical behaviour
Duration: 90 minutes
Cost: $7.70 per student (inc GST)

Was Ned Kelly a hero or a villain?

Students will come face to face with this controversial character in Victoria's history as they view original documents, photographs and artifacts, including Ned's armour, in The changing face of Victoria exhibition.

Analysing these significant primary sources, they will explore the contradictory interpretations of Ned's story and decide for themselves whether he was a hero or a villain.

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Once we've received your request, you'll receive an email containing details of your request. We will then contact you within five working days to confirm your booking.

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