DAY THREE
• Prospecting for Gold
• Building a Bush Shelter
• Visiting Coolgardie
• Games Night

Wattle Grove Primary Schoo...
Out looking for quartz
rocks to crush up looking
for gold…
Checking a dry creek bed
For little quartz rocks…
The girls have
found a handful
of them…
Here is the gear you need to
crush the rocks and sluce the
fines around in your pan…
Getting into groups to
get going…
Shiva is showing everyone how it
is done, under the eye of Sharon
from the camp school…
I think Sharon might have found a
little bit of gold in there…
A girl’s team hard at work…
Grace has found some…
BUILDING BUSH
SHELTERS
Mrs Lavery explains
the Bush Shelter
activity to the students
Students need to form a team and
collect things to use for
their shelter…
It has to be big enough for
them all to fit inside…
They need to explain the features
And make up a song and dance
to promote it.
A variety of gold mining and prospecting
equipment on display...
A selection of Children’s toys and games
from the period...
Lunch in the park
in Coolgardie…
Arriving at Coolgardie Town
Hall for our tour and activities…
These old buildings include the
old police station and post
office…
Our tour guide Vic, talking to the
students in the park by the town
hall…
Philip with the gold nugget Vic
handed around…
Visiting old prospector, Jack
Carins’ bush camp, just out of
Coolgardie…it even has a dog
house…
Photograph at the camp of Jack at work
in the years before he passed away…
Next we visited Warden Finnerty’s
House. It was built by the Bunning
Brothers in the early days before they
became well kn...
Vents in the roof structure to let
the hot air out and help keep it
cool…
Outside Coolgardie Cemetery…
The grave of Warden Finnerty’s
wife who died at only 38 years
old…
Old Jack, the prospector’s
gravesite...
This large grave site is that of the
explorer, Ernest Giles and was
paid for by the government
as a sign of respect…
Back at the museum in the
Town Hall…
Story is about the rescue of Modesto
Varischetti who was trapped in the mine
when it flooded…
They rushed divers and their gear to
Coolgardie by train, creating a record for
the fastest train trip and saved him. One
...
Our buses lined up outside the
Town Hall…great old building…
Vic invited us over the road to
see his mate Maurie’s Collection
of old equipment and other
things…
He even had a Dalek
like those In the Dr Who
TV Show, much to the
excitement of Misters, Sanderson and Sherlock…
Lots of old metal signs
Prospectors hand push cart…
Old delivery bike…
Lovely old car…
A variety of old petrol pumps…
Beautifully restored old Leyland
Truck from the twenties…
Thanking Maurie for letting us
having a look around at no
charge…
CAMP BIRTHDAYS
Shiva and Evie had birthdays on
camp…thank you to the kitchen
staff who made and decorated
such beautiful c...
GAMES NIGHT
After singing Happy Birthday, we had a lot
of fun playing lots of different games…
Anmol and Zaid playing chess…
THE END
Day 3 - Wattle Grove Primary School - Year 7 Camp to Kalgoorlie 2013
Day 3 - Wattle Grove Primary School - Year 7 Camp to Kalgoorlie 2013
Day 3 - Wattle Grove Primary School - Year 7 Camp to Kalgoorlie 2013
Day 3 - Wattle Grove Primary School - Year 7 Camp to Kalgoorlie 2013
Day 3 - Wattle Grove Primary School - Year 7 Camp to Kalgoorlie 2013
Day 3 - Wattle Grove Primary School - Year 7 Camp to Kalgoorlie 2013
Day 3 - Wattle Grove Primary School - Year 7 Camp to Kalgoorlie 2013
Day 3 - Wattle Grove Primary School - Year 7 Camp to Kalgoorlie 2013
Day 3 - Wattle Grove Primary School - Year 7 Camp to Kalgoorlie 2013
Day 3 - Wattle Grove Primary School - Year 7 Camp to Kalgoorlie 2013
Day 3 - Wattle Grove Primary School - Year 7 Camp to Kalgoorlie 2013
Day 3 - Wattle Grove Primary School - Year 7 Camp to Kalgoorlie 2013
Day 3 - Wattle Grove Primary School - Year 7 Camp to Kalgoorlie 2013
Day 3 - Wattle Grove Primary School - Year 7 Camp to Kalgoorlie 2013
Day 3 - Wattle Grove Primary School - Year 7 Camp to Kalgoorlie 2013
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  1. 1. DAY THREE • Prospecting for Gold • Building a Bush Shelter • Visiting Coolgardie • Games Night Wattle Grove Primary School Wattle Grove Primary School 2013 YEAR 7 CAMP 2013 YEAR 7 CAMP TO KALGOORLIE TO KALGOORLIE
  2. 2. Out looking for quartz rocks to crush up looking for gold…
  3. 3. Checking a dry creek bed For little quartz rocks…
  4. 4. The girls have found a handful of them…
  5. 5. Here is the gear you need to crush the rocks and sluce the fines around in your pan…
  6. 6. Getting into groups to get going…
  7. 7. Shiva is showing everyone how it is done, under the eye of Sharon from the camp school…
  8. 8. I think Sharon might have found a little bit of gold in there…
  9. 9. A girl’s team hard at work…
  10. 10. Grace has found some…
  11. 11. BUILDING BUSH SHELTERS Mrs Lavery explains the Bush Shelter activity to the students
  12. 12. Students need to form a team and collect things to use for their shelter…
  13. 13. It has to be big enough for them all to fit inside…
  14. 14. They need to explain the features And make up a song and dance to promote it.
  15. 15. A variety of gold mining and prospecting equipment on display...
  16. 16. A selection of Children’s toys and games from the period...
  17. 17. Lunch in the park in Coolgardie…
  18. 18. Arriving at Coolgardie Town Hall for our tour and activities…
  19. 19. These old buildings include the old police station and post office…
  20. 20. Our tour guide Vic, talking to the students in the park by the town hall…
  21. 21. Philip with the gold nugget Vic handed around…
  22. 22. Visiting old prospector, Jack Carins’ bush camp, just out of Coolgardie…it even has a dog house…
  23. 23. Photograph at the camp of Jack at work in the years before he passed away…
  24. 24. Next we visited Warden Finnerty’s House. It was built by the Bunning Brothers in the early days before they became well known…
  25. 25. Vents in the roof structure to let the hot air out and help keep it cool…
  26. 26. Outside Coolgardie Cemetery…
  27. 27. The grave of Warden Finnerty’s wife who died at only 38 years old…
  28. 28. Old Jack, the prospector’s gravesite...
  29. 29. This large grave site is that of the explorer, Ernest Giles and was paid for by the government as a sign of respect…
  30. 30. Back at the museum in the Town Hall…
  31. 31. Story is about the rescue of Modesto Varischetti who was trapped in the mine when it flooded…
  32. 32. They rushed divers and their gear to Coolgardie by train, creating a record for the fastest train trip and saved him. One of their suits is shown here…
  33. 33. Our buses lined up outside the Town Hall…great old building…
  34. 34. Vic invited us over the road to see his mate Maurie’s Collection of old equipment and other things…
  35. 35. He even had a Dalek like those In the Dr Who TV Show, much to the excitement of Misters, Sanderson and Sherlock…
  36. 36. Lots of old metal signs
  37. 37. Prospectors hand push cart…
  38. 38. Old delivery bike…
  39. 39. Lovely old car…
  40. 40. A variety of old petrol pumps…
  41. 41. Beautifully restored old Leyland Truck from the twenties…
  42. 42. Thanking Maurie for letting us having a look around at no charge…
  43. 43. CAMP BIRTHDAYS Shiva and Evie had birthdays on camp…thank you to the kitchen staff who made and decorated such beautiful cakes for them…
  44. 44. GAMES NIGHT After singing Happy Birthday, we had a lot of fun playing lots of different games…
  45. 45. Anmol and Zaid playing chess… THE END
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