Aboriginal Identities & Culture

Aboriginal Studies

Syllabus Outcomes AST5-1 | AST5-2 | AST5-3 | AST5-4 | AST5-7 | AST5-9

Transport Walking Grade Excursion

$25.00

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

Immerse your students within a wide range of authentic and interactive Indigenous experiences as they spend a day diving into one of the world’s oldest surviving cultures! Your students will take an active role on this practical and engaging Indigenous excursion as they learn about the Aboriginal land in which they live, work and play on.

Following an interactive introductory presentation examining genuine Aboriginal artefacts, students will witness a traditional smoking and ochre ceremony before exploring bush tucker and medicine on an informative and highly interactive bushwalk. Led by our expert Indigenous Guides with their wealth of knowledge and expertise, students will also have opportunities to make their own string, play deadly games, listen to Dreaming stories and even have a go at boomerang throwing!

This excursion will address the dynamic nature of Aboriginal cultures and analyse the factors that influence non-Aboriginal peoples’ range of perceptions of Aboriginal Peoples and cultures. By identifying the special relationships Aboriginal people have with their land, this authentic cultural experience explores the ways in which Aboriginal Peoples maintain identity and the significance of the roles of Aboriginal Peoples locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Throughout the day, students will analyse the factors that influence non-Aboriginal peoples’ range of perceptions of Aboriginal Peoples and investigate the varying factors that contribute to a person’s personal, cultural and national identity.

There is no better way to learn about our precious Aborginal culture and identity than on this authentic and immersive Gumaraa experience.

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Syllabus Outcomes Addressed

AST5-1 describes the factors that contribute to an Aboriginal person’s identity
AST5-2 explains ways in which Aboriginal Peoples maintain identity
AST5-3 describes the dynamic nature of Aboriginal cultures
AST5-4 explains adaptations in, and the changing nature of, Aboriginal cultural expression across time and location
AST5-5 explains the importance of families and communities to Aboriginal Peoples
AST5-7 assesses the significance of the roles of Aboriginal Peoples locally, regionally, nationally and internationally
AST5-9 analyses the factors that influence non-Aboriginal peoples’ range of perceptions of Aboriginal Peoples and cultures

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Arrive/Depart

Full Day Excursion (4 Hours) 10am – 2pm

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 adventures, alternatively you can book with our Ranger Jamie buses or 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

Written Work Booklet Provided Completed Risk Assessment

Syllabus Content Focus

Individual identity

Students:

  • investigate factors that contribute to a person’s personal, cultural and national identity, for example:
    • age, gender and ability
    • family and community(ies)
    • cultures, customs and languages
    • spiritual and/or religious affiliation
    • national icons

Cultural expressions & interpretations

Students:

  • explore the diversity of Aboriginal Peoples’ and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ identities and cultures, and the factors that determine cultural expressions and interpretations in Aboriginal communities, for example:
    • geographical location
    • histories
    • environments
    • technologies

Social factors

Students:

  • identify the social factors and experiences that have affected Aboriginal identities in post-invasion Australian society, for example:
    • disconnection of families, including separation of children and the Stolen Generations
  • draw conclusions about the effects of social factors and experiences on the development of Aboriginal identity in post-invasion Australian society, including:
    • connection with Country
    • imposed use of English and dispossession of Aboriginal languages

Spiritual identity

Students:

  • identify the importance and interrelationship of Country/Place and spiritual identity to Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
  • explore a wide range of expressions of spiritual identities through cultural activities, including Dreaming stories
  • describe a variety of ways in which Aboriginal Peoples express their connection to Country

Family structures

Students:

  • identify key features of kinship structures in Aboriginal cultures
  • identify key features of family structures in Torres Strait Islander cultures, eg extended families, customary adoption practices
  • describe the role and importance of kinship in Aboriginal communities today
  • examine the factors that contribute to diversity within Aboriginal family structures today

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 rangers 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 rangers 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
  • Smoking and Ochre 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
  • Killalea State Park Shellharbour
  • Lake Illawarra Foreshore
  • Minnamurra River
  • Stanwell Park Beach Reserve
  • Wollongong Botanic Gardens

View the Google Map below for marked locations.

$25.00

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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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
Bundeena
Bundeena NSW 2230, Australia
Carss Park Bush Park
Carss Bush Park, Carwar Ave, Carss Park NSW 2221, 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
Bass Point Marine Reserve
Bass Point Reserve, Bass Point Tourist Rd, Shell Cove NSW 2529, Australia
Lake Illawarra Foreshore
Reddall Reserve, Shellharbour Rd & Reddall Parade, Lake Illawarra NSW 2528, Australia