Useful References and Links

WM Rolland, Growing up in Early Canberra, Birthpangs of a Capital, Kenthurst, 1988
Curley, Sylvia, A Long Journey, ACT Government, Canberra,1998
Knowles, B. The Cottage in the Parliamentary Triangle, Canberra and District Historical Society, 1990
Elliot, J. Our home in Australia: a description of cottage life in 1860, Sydney Flannel Flower Press, 1860 (published 1984)
Flood, Josephine, Moth Hunters of the Australian Capital Territory, Canberra,1996
Gillespie, Lyall, Aborigines of the Canberra Region, Canberra, 1984
Cannon, M. Life in the Country, Penguin Books, 1973
Gillespie, Lyall L. Canberra 1820-1913, AGPS, Canberra, 1991
Gillespie, Lyall L., Ginninderra, Forerunner To Canberra, Canberra, 1992
Lea-Scarlett, Errol, Queanbeyan, District and People, Queanbeyan Municipal Council, Queanbeyan, 1968
Ruhen, O. Bullock Teams, Cassell Australia Ltd, 1980
Barnard, Marjorie, A History of Australia, Australian Classics Edition, 1976
Body, A.H., Firm Still You Stand, Canberra, 1986
Canberra Division, The Institute of Engineers, Canberra's Engineering Heritage, Ed. Alan Fitzgerald, Canberra, 1983
Cross, Rex & Sheedy, Bert, Queanbeyan Pioneers, Queanbeyan, 1983
Fitzgerald, Alan, Canberra in Two Centuries, Canberra, 1987
Fitzhardinge, L.F., Old Canberra and Search for a Capital, Canberra, 2nd ed., revised, 1983
Gibbney, Jim, Canberra 1913-1953, Canberra, 1988
Hewitt, Hope, Canberra's First Schoolhouse, Canberra, 1987
Kerr, Joan & Falkus, Hugh, From Sydney Cove to Duntroon, Melbourne, 1982
Shumack, Samuel, Tales and Legends of Canberra Pioneers, Canberra, 1967
Steven, Margaret, Merchant Campbell 1769-1846, Melbourne, 1965
Park, Ruth, Merchant Campbell, Sydney, 1976 (Junior Fiction)
Littlejohn, RA, Life in the 'good old days', 1988
Newman, Chris, Gold Creek: Reflections of Canberra's Rural Heritage, Canberra, 2004
Freeman Collett & Partners, Blundells Cottage Precinct Conservation Management Plan, Vol. 1: 29, ACT, 1995.

Story Books…
Michael Page and Robert Ingpen, The Great Bullocky Race, Hill of Content, Melbourne, 1984
Marion Halligen and David Mackintosh, The Midwife's Daughters, Mammoth, Victoria, 1997

Websites

National Capital Authority Website
http://www.nationalcapital.gov.au/

National Capital Authority Fact Sheets
http://www.nationalcapital.gov.au/understanding/capital_facts/

Other National Capital Authority Online Education Kits
http://education.nationalcapital.gov.au/

Please note: Some of the activities from The Story of our Nation's Capital - A National Capital Exhibition Education Resource Kit such as 'Tool Time' (Unit 1 - The Human Landscape) link directly to the themes in A LOOK INTO THE PAST - A Blundells Cottage Education Resource Kit

Canberra and District Historic Society
http://canberrahistory.org.au/about.html

ACT Heritage Library
http://www.library.act.gov.au/find/history

ACT Heritage Places Register & ACT Heritage Unit
http://www.canberraconnect.act.gov.au/environandheritage/heritage

National Trust – ACT
http://www.act.nationaltrust.org.au

Picture Australia
http://www.pictureaustralia.org/apps/pictureaustral

Activity Reference:
Web Exhibits – Butter making http://webexhibits.org/butter/making.html

History of candles – Polyco Candle Company http://www.polyco.com.au/history.htm
Candles, oil lamps http://cunnan.sca.org.au/wiki/Lighting

Cleaning chimneys http://ourhouse.ninemsn.com.au/ourhouse/factsheets/db/makeovers/03/361.html

'Sad Irons' source: website "Today in Technology History" - http://www.tecsoc.org/pubs/history/2002/apr4.htm

Make Your Own Pressed Flowers
http://www.ngiv.com.au/pressed_flowers
http://www.global-garden.com.au/gardenkids_make3.htm#Pressing%20Flowers

Oranges and Lemons http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oranges_and_Lemons
A Ring a-Ring-o-Rosie http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ring_around_the_rosey

Side saddle riding - Nicole Hanley competing at the Royal Adelaide Show, 2001
image courtesy of www.sidesaddleaustralia.com.au

Stories used within Education Kit

Unit 6: Tales from Canberra's Past - Travel stories
Curley, Sylvia, A Long Journey, ACT Government, Canberra,1998

"Susan Blundell's Tried and True Methodfor Producing Perfect Porridge"
Knowles, B. 1990. The Cottage in the Parliamentary Triangle. Canberra and District Historical Society

Unit 6: Tales from Canberra's Past - Stories of the Landscape
Knowles, B. 1990. The Cottage in the Parliamentary Triangle. Canberra and District Historical Society

Unit 6: Tales from Canberra's Past - A Lost Bullock
From: Moments in History, A Nations Pioneer Heritage, HM ('Nobby') Blundell

Unit 6: Tales from Canberra's Past - Mary McTavish Story
Schumack, Samuel. Tales and Legends of Canberra Pioneers, Canberra, Australian National University Press 1967.