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Student resources

On this page you can find learning resources and further information for your visit to Sovereign Hill.

Common student research questions can be found on our FAQs page.

Helpful links

History blog

Visit our student-friendly blog for engaging and quirky history posts, interesting articles and links. You will be surprised what you can find. 

Hidden Histories: The Wadawurrung People

Sovereign Hill Hidden Histories
Explore the Aboriginal side of Ballarat's goldrush story through this fun digitour of Sovereign Hill. It features a game, videos, and many primary source quotes and images from the 1850s.


These short videos explore different chapters of the Sovereign Hill story. We hope you enjoy them.


We hope you enjoy these short audio recordings by Sovereign Hill’s Interpreters and some of our favourite Historians.

Narmbool resources

Coming to a Narmbool school camp, or already been? Resources for before and after your Narmbool visit.

Coming on camp to Narmbool?
Download a list of all the things you need to bring.

Narmbool camp survey
Please take 5 minutes to complete a student survey on your Narmbool experience.

Bound for the Colonies

Learn about what life on board ship was like for migrants travelling to Australia in the 1850s. Read along Colleen Fawkes Ryan's book, 'Bound for the Colonies'. 

Notes & Acknowledgments Click Here

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Education and training bodies are permitted to copy material freely provided acknowledgement is made of the source. Written authority must first be obtained from The Sovereign Hill Museums Association if you wish to charge others for access to the material, or if you modify, repurpose or alter the published material in any way.