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Tuesday, 20th March 2012

Darfield's dedication to archives!

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  • Darfield's dedication to archives!

For the last two days Darfield Year 13 History students immersed themselves in the Lakes District Museum's archives finding information for AS 3.1 & 3.2.

Students had a wide range of focusing questions from women, to the Chinese, to the impact immigrants had on the economy. Students learnt the legacy of some of the prominent business people such as Bendix Hallenstein (founder of clothing company Hallensteins).

One of the bonuses of a two day visit is that students were not so rushed and they managed to explore some of Arrowtown's historic sites such as the Miners' cottages and Chinese village.

We hope you have lots of valuable information Darfield and please let us know how you found your visit!

Comments (6)

Thanks, I had a wonderful time gaining much from the unique oportunity to dig through the archives and feel like a real historian combing through the past.

By: Nic Baldwin on Wednesday, 21st March 2012 @ 13:48:17

Had an amazing time in Arrowtown. Enjoyed using the Lake District Museums Archives with the help of Rachel and looking at the Chinese Village.

By: Michaela Glasson on Wednesday, 21st March 2012 @ 13:48:37

I really enjoyed the trip to Arrowtown! I found the wide range of resources avaliable at the Lakes District Museum highly useful for my research assigment and found the information, particularly in the archives, a very relevant addition to add to my inquiry. A big thankyou to Rachel Checketts who was very efficient in helping me find topic specific information to add to my notes and for helping make the research process in the museum an enjoyable and interesting experience.

By: Emily on Wednesday, 21st March 2012 @ 13:48:55

I had a great time in Arrowtown! It was really interesting looking through the archives, and Rachel was a great help and had loads of information to share when we took our walk around the town. It was an amazing experience and definitely gave me a lot of information to use in my research. Thank you :)

By: Zivannahh on Thursday, 22nd March 2012 @ 14:39:08

Thank you so much to the staff at Lakes District Museum, especially Rachel who couldn't have done a better job at ensuring us that we would find the information that we inquired for our research assignment. Arrowtown is a amaing place and wouldn't mind coming back and visiting the museum again, Also thankyou Rachel for showing us around the town and taking us to look at the Chinese Village which was alot of help for my assignment. (:

By: Sharni on Thursday, 22nd March 2012 @ 15:20:15

I would just like to thank the staff at the Lakes District Museum, especially Rachel, for their time and for allowing us to dig through thier archives. The information i found was interesting and very relevant to my assignment. The historical walk was also really good and overall i had a great time in Arrowtown. Thanks again :)

By: Grace Burtt on Friday, 23rd March 2012 @ 12:28:25