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Friday, 11th September 2015

Kauri, Totara, and Rimu visit the museum

Wednesday, 11th March 2015

Last week over three days the museum had the pleasure of hosting the year 7&8s from Mackenzie College. We kicked off the day with an strict school lesson with Miss Gray the scary 1880s school mistress! It was great fun to dress up!

Next, staying inside the museum, we used our taringa's and created an artefact timeline of Arrowtown's unique history. The students were then let loose in the museum to look at specific things that interested them! Hands on museums are so cool!

After lunch we moved to our outdoor activities. First up was a tour of the Chinese Village - it was great for the students to be able to see in real life what we had just talked about in the museum. The huts were small and cold looking!

During our Historic Walk we learned heaps more information about Arrowtown and it's mining days. Some students even went inside the dark jail cells with the doors closed! This bunch of clued up kids from Farlie already knew about Mary Mackillop and her school seeing there's similar one in Farlie! 

Gold panning finished off each day with those who skipped around the Mary Cotter tree having better luck (skill) at finding alluvial gold! Those with patience and determination were nicely rewarded! Ka rawe, Mackenzie College! Remember- KEEP YOUR FINGERS OUT OF THE PANS!!