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Colonial Experience (2 hour Show) - School Performance Incursion
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The Colonial Experience school incursion is a complete interactive show that allows children to experience what life was like back in the Colonial Times, during the Colonisation of Australia. With authentic equipment, real-life anecdotes, songs and events from the past, the Colonial Experience is not only a must for all students learning about Australia History. It is a must - see show based on the audience interactive entertainment component that just completes the learning outcomes of this unit for teachers.

THE COLONIAL EXPERIENCE school incursion is a great alternative to the whole day experience and offers a more affordable cost at nearly half the price of the whole day show.

The Colonial Experience school incursion show is an educational resource which gives students an opportunity to interact with characters and experience life in Sydney Town in the early Colony of New South Wales 1788 - 1809 whichi is no longer accessible.

Schools, children, students and teacher will have exclusive, almost never before seen access to the nation‘s fledgling beginnings as a penal colony. The show is based on the Learning Outcomes of the Unit – “British Colonisation in Australia”, Stage 2 in the Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE) Syllabus. This performance can ALSO be incorporated in the (COGS.) Connected Outcomes Group Support Curriculum, including the National Curriculum for Australian History. While the show is aimed at Years 3 and 4 it is suitable for the entire primary school. The show allows students to participate as the colonial time span comes alive with authentic props and professional actors. The Colonial Show brings to life with utter realism the story of Australia's colonisation.

The Colonial Experience school incursion begins with the students being introduced to the larrikin Irish convict James Murphy or the female convict Ann Fowles and experienced the hardships of the day and the oppression and tyranny they faced at the hands of the soldiers (Redcoats), and Sergeant Kennedy engages the students in the story of the Military.

The students relive the Voyage of the First Fleet, under the command of Captain Arthur Phillip, raising of the King’s Colours and participate in a recruitment of soldiers into the New South Wales Corp nicknamed the Rum Corps.

This is where the fun begins as your students and school experience the repercussions of the theft of damper and the arrest of the convict right in front of their eyes. The question is...

  • Can your students accurately become the magistrate for the trial of James Murphy and sentence him to a flogging?

  • Can they hold their wits and tell the story of the Black Velvet Band and how the British Government introduced the practise of Cribbing which framed tradesmen for the crime of theft?

  • Can they bear to hear the serious, yet funny stories of the characters and the reason they were sent to the Colony of NSW?

There is only one way to find out ... Book your ticket to the most exciting Australian Historical Renactment ever seen.

The Colonial Experience school incursion is a shorter version of The Colonial Show and runs for approximately 2 hours right in the safety of your school grounds. It is a perfect event to have at your school to encourage, stimulate or enhance what the students are learning.

The Colonial Experience school incursion was written by qualified and experienced school teachers and is well scripted to enhance the learning outcomes taught in the school classroom.

  1. Explains the roles played by significant people during the British colonisation of Australia as a penal colony.

  2. Describes aspects of ways of life and achievements in the early colony for male and female convicts, and the military.

  3. Identifies the consequences of using features, sites and places in different ways.

  4. Demonstrates and explains changes to people and places in the Sydney region as a result of British colonisation.

  5. Allows the audience to ask questions and extract required details when required.

  6. Demonstrates real, authentic and complete case studies of different people in the Sydney region following British colonisation.

  7. Reflects upon & evaluate the skills that audience has used to acquire information.

  8. Allows audience to accept specific roles & responsibilities.

  9. And many many more.

The Colonial Experience is available for the following school levels:

  • Kindergarten to Year 6, Primary Stage 1 to Stage 3 and

  • Year 7 to 10

The Colonial Experience is available in most areas of Australia, including but not limited to:

  • Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Area/Regions :
    All areas/Regions of ACT

  • New South Wales (NSW) Area/Regions :
    All areas/Regions of NSW including but not limited to ... Albury, Blue Mountains Region, Central New South Wales, Coffs Harbour, Far West, Hunter New England, Illawarra Shoalhaven, Lower Western, Murrumbidgee, New England North West, North Coast Region, Northern Rivers, Orange, Port Macquarie, Riverina, South Coast Region, South Western Sydney, Sydney, Tamworth, Tweed Heads, Western NSW, Bathurst, Capital Country, Central Tablelands, Country NSW Region, High Country/Snowy Mountains Region, Hunter Region, Lismore, Maitland, Narrabri Region, Newcastle, North West Slopes & Plains, Northern Sydney, Outback New South Wales, Queanbeyan, Snowy Mountains, South Eastern Sydney, Southern NSW, Sydney Metropolitan, The Murray, Upper Western, Western Sydney, Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Central West Slopes & Plains, Dubbo, Hunter, Illawarra, Lord Howe Island Region , Mid North Coast, Nepean Blue Mountains, North Coast NSW, Northern NSW, Northern Tablelands, Outback NSW Region, Richmond, South Coast, South West Slopes, Southern Tablelands, Sydney Outer Suburbs, The Murray Region, Wagga Wagga, Wollongong

  • Queensland (QLD) Areas/Regions :
    All areas/Regions of QLD including but not limited to ... Brisbane Metropolitan, Cairns / Far North, Central West, Fitzroy, Gold Coast, Mackay, Northern, Thuringowa, Wide Bay-Burnett, Brisbane Outer Suburbs, Capricorn, Darling Downs, Fraser Island, Gold Coast / Sunshine Coast, Moreton, Rockhampton, Townsville, Bundaberg, Central Outback, Far North, Gladstone, Hervey Bay, North West, South West Queensland, Whitsundays

  • South Australia (SA) Areas/Regions :
    All areas/Regions of SA including but not limited to ... Adelaide Hills , Barossa, Fleurieu Peninsula, Limestone Coast, Yorke Peninsula, Adelaide Metropolitan, Clare Valley, Flinders / Outback, Murraylands, Adelaide Outer Suburbs, Eyre Pen, Kangaroo Island, Riverland

  • Victoria (VIC) Areas/Regions :
    All areas/Regions of VIC including but not limited to ... Ballarat, Bendigo, Central Highlands, East Gippsland Coast, Goldfields, Great Ocean Road, Lower Goulburn, Melton, Murray, Otways, Port Phillip, Shepparton Mooroopna, Southwest The Otways, The Bays Port Phillip, The Wimmera, Upper Yarra, West Coast Shipwreck Coast, Western District, Yarra Valley, Bellarine, Central Coast Bass Coast, Central Victoria Yarra Valley, Geelong, Goulburn Valley, Greater Melbourne, Melbourne Metropolitan, Mildura, Northeast Victorian Alps, Ovens and Murray, Pyrenees, South Gippsland, Sunraysia, The Grampians, Upper Goulburn, Victorian Alps, West Gippsland, Western Port, Bellarine Peninsula, Central Gippsland Coast, Daylesford / Macedon, Gippsland, Grampians, High Country, Melbourne Outer Suburbs, Mornington Peninsula, Northwest The Mallee Sunraysia, Phillip Island, Riverina, Southern Riverina, Surf Coast, The Mallee, Upper Murray, Warrnambool, Western Central Highlands/Tablelands, Wimmera

  • Tasmania (TAS) Area/Regions :
    All areas/Regions of Tasmania
  • Western Australia (WA) Area/Regions :
    All areas/Regions of Western Australia

Price Information:

  • The Colonial Experience is priced on a per person/ticket charge, with discounts for bulk purchases.

Travel Charges:

  • There are no travel charges charged, regardless of the location.

Teacher/Customer Resources Available:

  • There are no resouces available.

Staff Qualifications:

  • All performers are either trained and qualified teachers or have degrees/diplomas or certification in Performing Arts.

Other Details
:The show is available in
Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, including all areas/suburbs of NSW, ACT, Victoria, Queensland, and selected areas/towns of South Australia.
:Suitable for
Kindergarten to Year 9; Ages: 5 to 15 years old
:Show Commences
Any time after 9:30am
:Show Duration
approx 2 hours
:We provide
all equipment, props and costumes.
:Students are
encouraged to dress up in the colonial period.
:Minimum Stage Area required
approx 4m wide by 2-3 m deep. (indoors)
:Teacher resources
are available (charges may apply).
we are able to amend show times to suit your timetable needs, however the show start time cannot be changed.
:Minimum Setup & Set Down Time required
3 hours to Setup and Set Down
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          Posted on 14/06/2018 by Barnes Tony , St Joan of Arc , Brighton , VIC , Australia

    Management Reply to Review Hi Tony, As the event supervisor I am happy to hear that the show and the quality and professionalism of the show. We always try to maintain a high standard of our shows as a large production... Read More

    Management Reply to Review Hi Tony, As the event supervisor I am happy to hear that the show and the quality and professionalism of the show. We always try to maintain a high standard of our shows as a large production company. Our Show prices for schools is heavily reduced to allow many schools to be able to afford the shows. I will definitely forward your suggestion to our accounts department. I would like to note that according to our records on your booking, the Tax Invoice was emailed quite a few times to your schools accounts person who informed us that they did not receive the email and this is why the Invoice was Faxed. However even after faxing the Invoice and the reminders, I see the account was not paid in full until the 4th reminder which included the admin fees. This is an unfortunate situation, however, we did try to remind your accounts team of the due date and balance multiple times and payment was not made or a request for a payment extension. I am sorry to hear that you experienced this, but I can see that we did try to help by adjusting a portion of the late fees.

    General Feedback

    Contacting Iconic Performances and being advised of what type of show we would require and booking it was excellent The show was brilliant and very informative. The students loved the interactive nature and were able to learn in a fun and engaging way. Unfortunately there was some confusion regarding payment. This was mainly centered on us needing a tax invoice but only receiving a booking invoice initially. There were a number of queries from SJA and Iconic Performances that lasted for a few weeks. In addition there was quite a number of admin fees added onto the initial price which totaled just over $200. Deposit was paid on time. We received the tax invoice for the remaining amount via fax. This was then paid. A suggestion would be to email the tax invoice instead of fax. The show you put together is a very professional and very well thought out production which captivated the audience and meant they learnt quite a-lot. I would recommend Iconic Performances to anyone, just need to ensure accounts department runs smoothly. Cheers, Tony Barnes

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          Posted on 08/06/2018 by , Kiama Public School , Kiama , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    I would have liked to see a female represented. The last performance we had had one and it added a lot to the presentation.

    The Show and Event

    Some kid went home and complained about the I'm too sexy song!

    The Audience

    I loved today, it was the best day I've had a school.

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    I am not sure the paper work said it would take 3 hours to clean up. It wasn't a big deal but we had planned to do something in the hall after the show.

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          Posted on 28/05/2018 by Renu Sahai , Nedlands Primary School , Perth , WA , Australia

    Educational Value

    At our school we were very pleased with the curriculum covered. Tge students learned many historical facts as well as life lessons on bullying or lying. Students learned about oral language and cultural contexts.

    The Show and Event

    I think it was optimum.

    The Audience

    Some jokes were cringe worthy (that was the culture) At times too loud

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    Not at this time

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          Posted on 16/05/2018 by Belinda Harrington , Courtenay Gardens PS , Cranbourne North , VIC , Australia

    Educational Value

    The performances were enjoyed by all of the students because they were engaging and interactive.

    The Show and Event

    Very engaging

    The Audience

    Enjoyment and made them laugh

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    EasyCould have been better
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          Posted on 02/05/2018 by Emily , Hills Internation College , Jimboomba , QLD , Australia

    Management Reply to Review I am very happy to hear how wonderful the show was. In checking your account, Our Accounts Staff contacted your Accounts team on multiple times to obtain payment and we do offer a variety of ways to... Read More

    Management Reply to Review I am very happy to hear how wonderful the show was. In checking your account, Our Accounts Staff contacted your Accounts team on multiple times to obtain payment and we do offer a variety of ways to have the account paid. It is correct that you booked the event very close to the event date, which meant we had to arrange suitable flights and extra accommodation for our cast and crew to be able to service this event date, with little notice. In accepting the terms and conditions the due date was not paid on time and as a result, even after trying to remind you, the admin fees did apply. Had this been paid on time I am sure this unfortunate situation would not have occurred.

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    Despite the performance being excellent the accounts department were less than impressed with the process. We booked fairly last minute (2 weeks in advance) and the invoice was received two days before it was due. As a large school and company it is simply not that easy to process them that quickly. It is pretty poor that we were charged an extra fee given there was so little time given from your end to organise payment.

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