Ghost of Courtney Puckey
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Ghost of Courtney Puckey

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​Have you ever wanted to meet an important ghost? Now's your chance.

Courtney Puckey, the original owner of Puckey's Estate in the early part of the 20th Century, is ready to share his memories about his wonderful salt-making experiments at Puckey's and his memoirs of his life in historic Wollongong. Explore local history and uncover the importance of conserving our heritage.


Stages: ​Stage 4
Themes: ​Australian History, Local History, Heritage
Location: ​Puckey’s Estat​​e
Price: ​$13.50 per student
Contact; 4227 7667


What happens?

  • Explore the local history of one of the Botanic Garden’s annexes 
  • Learn about Courtney Puckey’s salt making experiments

Curriculum Links

Stage 5
HT5-1: explains and assesses the historical forces and factors that shaped the modern world and Australia
HT5-4: explains and analyses the causes and effects of events and developments in the modern world and Australia
HT5-7: explains different contexts, perspectives and interpretations of the modern world and Australia
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