Eureka Centre Ballarat’s education resources cover a variety of topics and can be used in conjunction or independently of onsite experiences. Included in the resources is a comprehensive Eureka Education Kit available to download.

We are always looking at how to further support educators. Click this link if you have a suggestion or resource you would like developed.


Primary School

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  • Eureka Education Kit

    Front cover of Education kit

    This kit has been jointly produced by the Art Gallery of Ballarat and the Eureka Centre Ballarat to support teachers/educators in teaching content relating to the Eureka Stockade and the Victorian goldfields, as specified in the Australian Curriculum. 

    Each chapter of the guide is focused on a broad theme and is followed by a series of suggested activities and discussion topics to be used alone, or as a starting point for unit planning. The guide has been produced primarily for in-class use and features a detailed timeline, comprehensive descriptions of key figures and a reading list, including suggested class texts and reference books and online resources for teacher use. 

    View individual chapters by clicking the chapter title or scroll to the bottom to access the full resource.


    Eureka Education Kit (full text)
  • Museum in a Box

    The Eureka Centre Museum in a box is a handling collection of objects with links to key figures in the Eureka story. In this video Hermione, from the education team, explores some of the objects and the stories behind them.

    Learning plan/activity instructions Fact Sheets (class set)
  • Exploring Primary Sources (Ellen Young)

    Ellen Young (The Poetess of Ballarat) was an Englishwoman living on the Ballarat Goldfields in the 1850s. Ellen Young recorded all her poems in a handwritten notebook and donated it to the Ballarat East Library in 1911. Click the orange button below to explore the value of primary resources through Ellen's poems.

    Open Notebook (Ellen Young poetry)
    Ellen Young,
    Untitled notebook.
    Australiana Research Collection, City of Ballarat.
    Ellen Young Poetry (Primary)
  • Eureka Digibook

    Click the link below to access the Eureka Stockade Digibook on ABC Education.

    View Eureka Digibook

Secondary School

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