Year 2 Excursion: Cooks' Cottage

24 February 2023

Our Year 2 classes were able to experience history coming alive on their visit to Cooks’ Cottage this week.

The students have been learning about Captain Cook in class as part of ‘Learning About the Past’ lessons in Humanities. The excursion was a great opportunity for them to visit the house that Captain Cook lived in.

Originally located in Yorkshire, England, and built by the parents of Captain James Cook, the cottage was transported to Melbourne by Sir Russell Grimwade in 1934. Each brick was individually packed into barrels and then shipped to Australia where the cottage was reassembled.

We enjoyed a walk in Fitzroy Gardens and playing traditional games before getting immersed in the rich history of Cooks' Cottage and learning about the significance of this heritage site.