Museum of Brisbane

Map Making

Map Making

In this hands-on workshop, students will gain a deeper understanding of the landscape and nature of the penal colony and its impact on Aboriginal people by drawing their own map of the area and ageing it with natural dye.

Imagine yourself as the commandant of the Moreton Bay Penal Colony and decide on the layout of the settlement. Students will respond to historically significant maps and documents from the Queensland State Archives.

For bookings, please complete our MoB Learn booking form and email to our MoB Learn team at

Year levels Primary
Group size 30 max. per activity, multiple groups option
Duration 60 – 90 minutes
Program type Excursion or incursion
Hands-on workshop
Curriculum links Humanities and Social Sciences