Mid West Immigration Stories

Year Level
Year 6
60 minutes

 $5 per student


Bookings are essential

Phone: (08) 9431 8393
Email: geraldton@museum.wa.gov.au

Students step into the shoes of real Mid West immigrants from around the world.


Year 6

Student experience

At the end of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Identify some of the reasons people migrated (e.g. economic migrants)
  • Recount some of the challenges faced by migrants on their settlement in Australia
  • Describe the ways migrants have contributed to society (population growth, business, culture, infrastructure, religion, festivals, etc.)
  • Understand how the use of source material and historical objects can help tell the story of migration
  • Acknowledge the role of a specific cultural group (Afghan cameleers) in Australia’s (WA’s Mid West) economic and social development (supplying the interior)
  • Understand that all migrant experiences are unique


Skills development

This program links to the following strands of the Western Australian Curriculum:


  • Stories of groups of people who migrated to Australia since Federation (including from ONE country of the Asia region) and reasons they migrated  (ACHASSK136)
  • The contribution of individuals and groups to the development of Australian society since Federation (ACHASSK137)