The Great Verandah
Enter the world of Verandah, a young girl living in the Riverina during the 1930's in the midst of terrible social and economic hardship. The Great Depression saw unemployment sky rocket, a scarcity of basic commodities and families in peril. Yet whilst being forced to battle on and make do the people of the Riverina and all over Australia demonstrated tremendous community spirit and ingenuity.
The Great Verandah was a touring museum theatre performance for stage 3 students addressing learning outcomes from a variety of curriculum areas including HSIE, English, Creative Arts and Science and Technology. Through the engaging world of live theatre this education program connected young minds with local history depicting experiences and stories from the Riverina during the Great Depression.
Performances were conducted at schools in the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area during 2011.
The education pack below provides classroom activities and resources that explore the story of The Great Depression, and its impact on live in the Wagga Wagga area.