On the 22nd of February, the year 12 VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies class participated in an excursion to the town of Walhalla to develop knowledge of how the Australian environment had been influenced by historical events, including the first non-indigenous settlers and the increasing population period (gold rush). The trip was a great success, with all students participating in a long-extended mine tour. They evaluated the impacts of early mining on the Australian environment and the settler’s perception of the environment at that time. In addition, students analysed the early settlers that have been laid to rest at the Walhalla early settlers’ cemetery.
I want to thank the Year 12 Outdoor and Environmental Studies class for their involvement, and I look forward to our next outdoor adventure together.