Life Onboard

Discover the conditions early European migrants endured travelling to South Australia by boat during the 1830s.

Suitability:  Can be adapted for Years 3 – 10

German Language Program for Years 7 – 9

$6 per student (without a Port River cruise)
$8.50 per student (with a Port River cruise)

Availability:  Monday – Friday (subject to availability)

Program includes:

  • Facilitated session with an education presenter, including hands on activities (please note: the format of this session will vary according to the individual presenter and student’s year level)
  • Half hour cruise on Archie Badenoch (optional)
  • Opportunity to navigate from the top of the Port Adelaide lighthouse
  • Follow the self-guided trail to explore the museum exhibits

Teacher Resources:

Please print the following resources for your visit:

Australian Curriculum: History

Historical skills, knowledge, and understanding

Year 4:

Locate relevant information from sources provided.

Identify different points of view.

Year 5:

The reasons people migrated to Australia from Europe and the experiences and contributions of a particular migrant group within a colony.

Year 6:

Stories of groups of people who migrated to Australia and the reasons they migrated.