Recreated toilet building in an exhibition

Self-directed Dunny Detectives: Excavating Little Lon

Terms 1-4, Monday–Friday
60 mins
Year level
Years 7-10
$7 per student plus education service fee
Booking information
Bookings (03) 8341 7767

The Little Lon section of the Melbourne Story exhibition is very evocative and immersive. In this program students will have the opportunity to uncover the significance of this moment in Melbourne’s History.

As Dunny Detectives students will explore the seedier aspects of Melbourne’s past to learn more about how the city evolved and developed. Drawing on archaeological evidence from this period, students will piece together their own story of Melbourne’s past.

Students will be provided with a trail booklet to document their findings as they excavate the content of the Marvellous Melbourne section of the Melbourne Story exhibition.

Curriculum links

Victorian Curriculum: History Knowledge

  • The different methods and sources used by historians and archaeologists to investigate history and/or a historical mystery (VCHHK114)
  • The significance and importance of conserving the remains and heritage of the past (VCHHK115)

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