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LimeHills Learn A Lot!!!

Thursday, 31st October 2013

LimeHills Learn A Lot!!!

Inside the Old Gaol!  

  • LimeHills Learn A Lot!!!Inside the Old Gaol!
  • LimeHills Learn A Lot!!!Checking out the Chinese Settlement!

11 year 6 students from Limehills School visited our museum. They had a fantastic camp planned, where they each had brought their scooters along, and played with them in the local skate park during meal breaks. These students sounded like they were having a fantastic camp - they spent one night listening to live music at the Blue Door bar and the owner of Saffron was so impressed, the kids scored free pizzas!

When the Limehills kids came to visit us at the museum they got to experience a whole lot more extra fun as well! Our day was filled with:

  • A museum visit
  • A tour of the Chinese settlement
  • A scary experience with Miss Gray, and a naughty young student called Isobel!
  • A historic walk of Arrowtown to check out the Old Gaol
  • And some gold panning!!

What did the New Zealand Govt. do to the Chinese settlers to stop them immigrating into the country?

How do we spell "Gaol" today?

What was the type of gold we found in the Arrow river?

What did students used to get the cane for in the 1800's?

What was your favourite artefact that you got to handle?

Answer my questions and comment below about your visit to the Lakes District Museum & Gallery!