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Primary sources- Conrad Martens paintings

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Conrad Martens, whose watercolours are a valuable record of colonial Sydney, is reputed to be its first successful artist. (Video excerpt 2.32 minutesalso has educational notes. This clip chosen to be PG)
Catherine Smyth's insight:

Use primary sources, such as paintings that were done at the time, to show what places were like in the past. In this 2 minute clip, the paintings by the artist Conrad Martens, provide a historical record of the early Sydney colony from 1835-1870.

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Catherine Smyth's curator insight, March 9, 2014 8:20 PM

What did Sydney look like in the 1800s? Use this short clip of paintings by Conrad Martens to show significant buildings and land forms of the early colony. Teaching notes accompany the clip.

Catherine Smyth's curator insight, March 9, 2014 8:42 PM

 Paintings are a valuable source of information about a place in the past and can be used to develop historical understanding of concepts such as change and continuity or significance. Use this short clip of Conrad Martens' paintings to show what Sydney was like in the 1830s-1870s.

Primary history
Connecting with the past. Research-based, practical ideas for teaching and learning history in the primary classroom. This topic is strongly aligned to the Australian Curriculum: history.
Curated by Catherine Smyth