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Aboriginal Experience

History / Geography

Syllabus Outcomes GE2-2 | GE2-3 | HT2-1 | HT2-2 | HT2-4

Transport Walking Grade Excursion & Incursion

$22.00

All parents and teachers can attend for no additional cost.

+GST. As this program is an educational service, all GST charged can be reimbursed in its entirety by the Government. This price excludes transport. (Minimum charge of x35 students).

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About Aboriginal Experience - Stage 2

Before the First Fleet arrived on Australian shores, what was the Aboriginal way of life? Why did the Europeans settle in Australia? How did the Aboriginal culture change after their arrival? All these questions – and many more – will be answered on this culturally invigorating excursion. The Gumaraa Rangers will guide your students through the traditions of one of the world’s oldest surviving cultures, teaching them about Aboriginal life before European settlement, the nature and consequences of contact between the Indigenous people and the settlers, and show them first-hand the integral part music, art and language had in their traditions. It’s an action-packed day that will surely have your students talking for weeks!
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Syllabus Outcomes Addressed

GE2-2 describes the ways people, places and environments interact
GE2-3 examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments
HT2-1 identifies celebrations and commemorations of significance in Australia and the world
HT2-2 describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time
HT2-4 describes and explains effects of British colonisation in Australia

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Arrive/Depart

Full Day Excursion (4 Hours) 10am – 2pm
Full Day Incursion (5 Hours) 9:30am – 2:30pm

Time allocation for excursions can be tailored and adjusted to suit your individual school timetable and scheduling.

Transport

Leave it all with us! Whilst you are welcome to organise your own transport to and from our own Ranger Jamie buses and coaches. Ask us for a transport quote and we can take care of everything

Please note, all coaches include seatbelts for students however, buses do not.

What's Included

Completed Risk Assessment

Syllabus Content Focus

Key inquiry questions answered:

  • How do people’s perceptions about places influence their views about the protection of places?
  • How do different views about the environment influence approaches to sustainability?
  • How can people use places and environments more sustainably?
  • Who lived here first and how do we know?
  • What is the nature of the contribution made by different groups and individuals in the community?
  • What was life like for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples before the arrival of the Europeans?
  • What was the nature and consequence of contact between Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and early traders, explorers and settlers?

Day Outline

Arrival / Morning Tea / Toilet Break
(approx. 20 minutes)
Introductory Presentation The day kicks off with a meet and greet with the enthusiastic Gumaraa ranger before enjoying an interactive and engaging presentation.
(approx. 25 minutes)
Grouping: Students are divided into their groups of approximately x 30 students and are allocated a Gumaraa ranger for each activity.
Activity 1 Students participate in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Activity 2 Students participate in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Lunch / Toilet Break
(approx. 25 minutes)
Activity 3 Students participate in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Activity 4 Students participate in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Wrap Up / Conclusion / Toilet Break
(approx. 20 minutes)

Activities

For each excursion booking, the Gumaraa ranger will carefully select 4 of the following activities for your students to enjoy on the day. These activities are subject to the excursion location.

  • Students will enjoy an interactive introductory presentation, where students will examine Aboriginal artefacts
  • Ocre Ceremony
  • Bush Tucker/ Medicine Walk
  • String making
  • Deadly Games – learn more specific information about Aboriginal Culture
  • Dreaming stories
  • Boomerang throwing

Locations

South Sydney

  • Bundeena – TOP PICK
  • Carss Park Bush Flat

Illawarra

  • Bass Point Marine Reserve
  • Blackbutt Forest Reserve Shellharbour
  • Illawarra Fly Treetops
  • Killalea State Park Shellharbour
  • Lake Illawarra Foreshore 
  • Minnamurra River
  • Stanwell Park Beach Reserve
  • Wollongong Botanic Gardens

View the Google Map below for marked locations.

$22.00

All parents and teachers can attend for no additional cost.

+GST. As this program is an educational service, all GST charged can be reimbursed in its entirety by the Government. This price excludes transport. (Minimum charge of x35 students).

Request a Date


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Please list below 2 additional dates, just in case your preferred date is already booked.

Please note this will be an additional cost to the excursion price and a seperate quote will be provided to you.

Please note this is a tentative booking. After your booking request is submitted, we will be in touch via email to confirm the requested date and arrange the final details for the booking.

South Sydney

Illawarra

Title Address Description
Carss Park Bush Park
Carss Bush Park, Carwar Ave, Carss Park NSW 2221, Australia
Illawarra Fly Treetops
182 Knights Hill Rd, Knights Hill NSW 2577, Australia
Stanwell Park Beach Reserve
Stanwell Park Beach Reserve, Stanwell Park NSW 2508, Australia
Wollongong Botanic Gardens
Wollongong Botanic Garden, Murphys Ave, Keiraville NSW 2500, Australia
Killalea State Park Shellharbour
Killalea Reserve, 45A Killalea Dr, Shell Cove NSW 2529, Australia
Blackbutt Forest Reserve Shellharbour
Blackbutt Forest Reserve, Shellharbour Rd, Shellharbour NSW 2529, Australia
Minnamurra Rainforest
345 Minnamurra Falls Rd, Jamberoo NSW 2533, Australia