In the Winter of August 1864, three young children were lost in the bush at Nurcoung near Mount Arapiles in Western Victoria. After nine days, the children were found by Aboriginal trackers and a large search party.
The story and courage of child Jane to care for her brothers captured the hearts of the Colony and England. The story became folklore and etched in history via the Fourth Reader for the Victorian Education Department until the 1960’s.
A movie was made in 1973 depicting the story.
Two sessions via videoconferencing (Polycom VC or MS Lync), to discuss the story. Watch excerpts from the movie intended for question and discussion prompts and involve your students with in-class activities over the nine days the children were lost.
Wednesday Aug 12th – Thursday 20th August
The program is targeted towards upper primary and lower secondary however, any age group welcome.
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No charge for participation in this program.
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