Museum of Geraldton Education Programs

Education groups are invited to discover the rich heritage of the land, sea and people of the Mid West region.

During your visit, be sure to:

  • Journey through the Mid West Gallery and discover the natural and social history of the region.
  • Explore the region’s unique flora and fauna.
  • Learn about the life and history of the Yamaji People.
  • Discover the influence of European settlement and the development of mining, farming and fishing.
  • Visit the Shipwrecks Gallery where four shipwrecks reveal their treasures from the deep.

Puṉuku Tjukurpa

Punuku Tjukurpa is an exhibition of works from the Maruku Arts archive at Mutitjulu near Uluru in the Northern Territory. It features punu and walka boards created by three generations of Anangu (central and western desert people) from the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, Ngaatjatjarra Lands and Ngaanyatjarra Lands.

In Punuku Tjukurpa, Anangu share their culture, knowledge and the Law that forms the basis for the intricate designs and markings and the stories that accompany them.

Visit the exhibition page for further details and free downloadable education resources.

Optional Self-guided Experience

From Great Depths: witnessing the wrecks of Sydney (II) and Kormoran

Exclusive use of this multimedia exhibit for 20 - 30 minutes per class. 3D film runs for 12 minutes.

Bookings are essential.

Curriculum Links

Year 2 - History: The past in the present

Year 3 - History: Communities and remembrance

Year 10 - History: Depth study 1: Investigating World War II (1939–45)

The loss of HMAS Sydney (II) and its 645 crewmen is Australia’s greatest naval tragedy. The HSK Kormoran was also sunk, but 317 of its crew of 397 were rescued. The fate of the Sydney remained one of Australia’s greatest World War II mysteries...until it was discovered in 2008.

From Great Depths is a poignant, multimedia exhibit exploring the history of both ships and the exact moment they engaged in battle off the West Australian coast.

Students will view a 3D film featuring the underwater footage captured during the 2015 survey expedition to the wreck sites, along with personal accounts and historic images of wartime service related to both crews.


Booklets and Trails

Booklets and trails available for students from Years 1 - 9.

These resources are aligned with the Australian Historian Curriculum and engage students in the region’s natural and social history.