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


The Great Verandah is 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 connects young minds with local history depicting experiences and stories from the Riverina during the Great Depression.


At your School


Schools within the Wagga Wagga Local Government


Available on Wednesdays from April - August 2011


A theatre performance including elements of puppetry,
object handling, video, classic 1930's tunes and poetry
from the great Riverina poet Dame Mary Gilmore this
program provides an interactive and multi-sensory
learning experience guaranteed to excite your students'
curiosity. Give your students the chance to embark on
a learning journey back to this significant era in our
history and explore key themes of courage, loyalty,
resourcefulness and resilience. 


For bookings contact the Museum of the Riverina
Phone: 6926 9654
(Tues - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 12pm - 4pm)

Education kit

Download The_Great_Verandah_Education_Kit_-_web.pdf The Great Verandah - education kit - stage 3 (1.99MB)

Other details

Program duration: 45 minutes
Maximum number of participants: 35 students
Requirements: 4m x 4m performance space & power point outlet
Set up time: 60 minutes
Pack down time: 30 minutes