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The South Australian Maritime Museum is an ideal learning environment for students to explore South Australia’s unique history, our relationship with maritime culture and the marine environment. The museum offers exciting and varied exhibits in the historic Bond Store, an original lighthouse and Port River cruises onboard the Archie Badenoch.

We offer a range of engaging education programs, using areas inside the museum and within the historic Port Adelaide precinct. Our programs align with the Australian Curriculum, catering for all year levels across a wide range of learning areas.

A DECD Education Manager is based at the South Australian Maritime Museum, developing and delivering programs that support exhibitions and events. Speak with the Education Manager to develop a program and ensure your students engage in a rich and successful learning experience.


The Maritime Museum recognises with respect the traditional owners of the land upon which our Museum is built.

Ngai wangandi marni nabudni Kaurna yertaanna.

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An Indigenous History of Port Adelaide

Education Resource


In this video, LeFevre High School students interview Margaret and Kathleen Brodie to learn about the Aboriginal history in Port Adelaide.


This video can be watched in its entirety, or viewed as individual chapters. Use the suporting teacher resource to challenge student thinking and develop historical understandings identified in the Australian Curriculum: History.


Bound for South Australia Digital iPad Inquiry



Students use iPads to complete challenges and record responses through photos, video, audio and written observations.


Explore the reasons behind human migration. Examine the conditions people experienced voyaging to South Australia between 1836 and the 1950s. Discover how migration journeys to Australia have changed over time.


1 hour including an introduction by the DECD Education Manager / Years 4 - 6


Cost: $6 per student. Add $2.00 to include a half hour Port River cruise aboard the historic police vessel, the Archie Badenoch ( package comprises museum entry and lighthouse climb).


Australian Curriculum links: English, HASS - Geography, HASS - History


For a complete list of school programs and supporting resources visit Ongoing Programs.



Phone: (08) 8207 6255


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