• Power and Authority: Source Analysis

Power and Authority: Source Analysis

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Key information
Cost $18/student, teachers free Minimum cost $180 Duration 3 hours Capacity 120 students per day Curriculum links Stage 6 HSC Modern History, Core Study – Power and Authority in the Modern World (1919-1946) The program includes Three of the below options
1 hour content lecture
1 hour source analysis workshop
1 hour Holocaust survivor digital testimony session
1 hour Holocaust survivor testimony
1 hour museum tour

Once you have booked, our team will be in touch to confirm your program preferences.

In this program, students will enhance their historical knowledge and source analysis skills, which are central to the Year 12 HSC Modern History Core Study: Power and Authority in the Modern World, 1919-1946.

Students will take part in a content lecture focusing on Power and Authority across multiple syllabus dot-points. Additionally, students will have the chance to hone their source analysis skills through a workshop with numerous opportunities for handling and analysing primary source artefacts, as well as key secondary sources connecting to the unit of study.

Students will also hear and engage with the recollections of Holocaust survivor Eddie Jaku OAM on the rise and impact of Nazism via digitally recorded interactive AI technology. Students will be able to ask questions about his personal experience during the Holocaust.

This program is designed to enhance student content knowledge, grow historical understanding and champion source analysis skills while providing students with a deeper comprehension of the values and limitations of sources which is critical to their final examination.

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Plan your visit

On the day

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your program start time and assemble students across the road from the museum in Green Park.
  • Please send a member of staff to the main museum entrance to let us know you have arrived and our education team will come to greet you.
  • Students will enter via the main museum entrance on Darlinghurst Road.
  • Note that the museum has a substantial security presence. Your group may be asked to consent to a bag search.

What to bring

  • Due to limited locker space, we request that students do not bring large backpacks.
  • If the students plan to eat before or after their visit, please ask them to bring very small bags so that we can put several bags in each locker.


  • We strive to make our programs accessible and inclusive to students of all needs and abilities. Please advise us if you have any additional needs for your visit.

Content advice

  • Note that the content covered at the museum may be distressing to some students.
  • We recommend bringing your school councillor and/or members of your pastoral care team to the visit.


  • An invoice will be sent after your visit, unless organised otherwise.

Confirmation of numbers

  • All bookings must confirm any changes to student numbers at least 7 days prior to the visit in writing. Schools will be charged for the number of students we have on record 7 days prior to the visit.

Cancellations and booking changes

  • Changes and cancellations including dates, times and student numbers must be made in writing.
  • Each booking is permitted two changes at no cost. Each additional change over and above these two changes will incur a $30 administration fee.
  • Cancellations made within 7 working days of the scheduled booking will be charged in full.

Risk assessment

Please click here for our risk assessment.

Pre and post visit lesson plans

Our Educators have created activities and resources for teachers to use to engage students before and after their visit to the Museum.

Click here to download the pre and post visit lesson plans.

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