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Further Resources

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Powerhouse Museum – Transport exhibition
Teachers Exhibition Notes for the Transport exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum. The Transport exhibition looks at the history of transport in Australia since the early days of the colony, focusing mainly on Sydney and NSW. The exhibition offers fascinating snapshots of life in the past, providing case studies of how technology has been used to conquer distance and isolation across this vast continent.

Powerhouse Museum – Locomotive No 1
Teachers Notes for Locomotive No 1, on display at the Powerhouse Museum. This exhibition explores the development of steam travel in NSW, which began in 1855 when Locomotive No 1 hauled the State’s first passenger train. It tells the history of Locomotive No 1 and recreates a journey from Sydney to Parramatta in 1863.

NSW Rail Heritage
Great site to learn about NSW rail history, heritage and its significance.

Teaching Heritage
A joint initiative between the NSW Heritage Commission and the Board of Studies NSW, Teaching Heritage is professional development website for teachers. It contains resources and teaching units for teaching heritage in the classroom.

Track Safe
This rail safety education initiative brings train and track safety into the classroom, using student-centred learning activities that are aligned with a variety of Australian Curriculum Learning Areas. The website enables schools, teachers, parents, community members and rail staff to be a part of the track safety solution; part of the whole school approach.

Be on the safe side
The TrackSafe website for school students to learn about train and track safety.

Dumb ways to die
An incredibly successful rail safety campaign for Melbourne Metro Rail.

Animated Engines
Animation which demonstrates how a steam loco works.

Transport Heritage NSW
A fresh start for your transport heritage.

Australian Government Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
Good overview of rail development across Australia, information about rail operations in each state and territory and the high speed rail study.

Transport Infoline
Passenger services. Use to practise reading timetables etc.

The South Coast's Greater Moments

Thirlmere, NSW