Primary history- First Contacts
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Conrad Martens

Conrad Martens | Primary history- First Contacts |
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:

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 8:25 PM

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.

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- First Contacts
Teaching resources, ideas and links for the Stage 2 Australian curriculum topic "First Contacts". In this topic, students describe people, events and actions related to world exploration and its effects, describe and explain effects of British colonisation in Australia and apply skills of historical inquiry and communication
Curated by Catherine Smyth