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Friday, 11th September 2015

Waitaki Girls High Research Visit

Monday, 31st March 2014

Waitaki Girls High Research Visit

Researching in our conference room  

  • Waitaki Girls High Research VisitResearching in our conference room
  • Waitaki Girls High Research VisitThe retaining wall that some Chinese labourers helped build in Arrowtown
  • Waitaki Girls High Research VisitGathering information at the Chinese Settlement
  • Waitaki Girls High Research VisitExploring the Huts at the Chinese Settlement

Last Friday, Year 12 History students from Waitaki Girls High immersed themselves in the Lakes District Museum's archives finding information for their History assessments.

Students had a wide range of focusing questions from women, to the Chinese, to the impact of law and order on the goldfields. The girls also discovered different leisure activities that were popular during the late 1800's such as dances, and attending openings for bridges and other larger building structures.

One of the bonuses of this visit was that the students also had the opportunity to visit some of Arrowtown's historic sites such as the Miners' cottages and Chinese village. The visit finished with students gold panning in the Arrow river, with some lucky girls finding gold!

We hope you have lots of valuable information, please comment below about what you enjoyed from your visit to the Lakes District!