Making of Democracy

Making of Democracy:  joint program with the Centre of Democracy.

Who were the key players in establishing the democratic system we have in place today?

  • How have individuals and groups in the past and present contributed to the development of Australia?
  • How have people enacted their values and perceptions about their community, other people and places, past and present?

This cross- site education program will develop student’s understanding the impact of colonisation on Aboriginal people, the nature of the colonisation model used in South Australia and the development of democracy in the 1800s culminating in an understanding of women’s suffrage in the late 1800s.

Students will be guided through the Migration Museum and the Centre of Democracy will be a self-guided program.

Year 5 and 6

Terms 1, 2, 3 and 4

1 hour at Migration Museum Cost $5.00/ equity $2.00 per student

1 hour at Centre of Democracy Free

Bookings are essential, to book the Migration Museum tour please call 8207 7580.

To book the Centre of Democracy please visit: and submit a booking form.


The History Trust of South Australia’s Migration Museum is committed to keeping our visitors, our people and our volunteers safe.

As corona virus restrictions begin to ease the full range of programs listed here may not be available as we take steps help keep you and other  visitors COVIDSafe. Please continue to contact us with education inquiries and stay in touch to find out about our digital education programs as they develop.