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Chaffey Trail Educational Resources for Primary schools

Overview: Educational Resources for Primary School Teachers and Students Development Plan

The Chaffey Trail Home

1. The Old Mildura Station Homestead
2. Mildura Homestead Cemetery
3. Rio Vista Historic House
4. Lock 11 & Mildura Weir
5. Mildura Wharf
6. Mildura Grand Hotel
7. Psyche Bend Pump Station
8. Chateau Mildura
9. Merbein
10. Further Links of the Chaffey Story
11. The Chaffey Trail Map

The Chaffey Trail is the story of how Sunraysia became an irrigated oasis in the midst of an arid land. In exploring aspects of this story, local students are able to explore key historical themes and enhance their learning through excursions to a range of sites. This is a wonderful opportunity to engage students in learning outside the classroom. This manual of resources has been written for Sunraysia Primary School teachers to use with students from Prep to Grade 6.

It contains four units of work, each aligned to VELS and incorporating lesson plans, excursion suggestions, teacher notes, student handouts and source material. All resources may be used and reproduced free of charge. A brief overview is provided in the table on the reverse.

This collection of resources came about through the work of the Chaffey Trail Reference Group. Lynda Robertson, a local history teacher, has developed the resources and these have been added to by LaTrobe University Bachelor of Education students. Some units have already been trialled, with very pleasing feedback. Further information can be obtained by contacting Mildura Rural City’s Chaffey Trail Project Officer, Julie Jewell on (03) 5018 8311 or via email

We appreciate curriculum is always being revisited and updated and we welcome any feedback and contributions. It is proposed that this publication will be reproduced bi-annually.


Teddy’s Visit to the
Old Mildura Station Homestead
970kb pdf

Grades 1 & 2

Toy World:
Toys then and now
470kb pdf

Grades 3 & 4

The Olden Days
History in pictures
4.1mb pdf

Grade 5 & 6

Pack Your Bags!
Immigration, the Chaffey Brothers and Sunraysia
465kb pdf



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