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School incursion: Learn about Gumbaynggirr life

Early Stage 1 (Kindergarten), History, North Coast


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Learn about Gumbaynggir life from the convenience of your classroom in this Early Stage 1 (Kindergarten) history incursion. Our Aboriginal guide will share the history of the Gumbaynggir People and explore their culture and way of life.

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Students will learn about the Gumbaynggir People's strong connection to Country. An Aboriginal guide from Bongil Bongil National Park and Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve will visit your school to explain his nation’s boundaries and language.

We’ll hear Dreamtime stories and, through fun hands-on activities, learn about totems and traditional tool use. Students will learn how Aboriginal people have interacted with and shaped the local landscape through traditional cultural management practices over time.

This is a fun and interactive incursion for kindergarten students. They’ll come away with an appreciation for the rich Aboriginal culture that exists in the region in which they live.

This incursion supports the K-10 history syllabus and its topic, The Past in the Present.

For program outline, safety and practical information about this incursion, see info for teachers

Stage Early Stage 1 (Kindergarten)
Learning area History
Student outcomes

HTe-1. Communicates stories of their own family heritage and the heritage of others.

HTe-2. Demonstrates developing skills of historical inquiry and communication.


Students will:

  • Recognise that Aboriginal people are the first Australians
  • Locate the places they know to create a sense of place within Gumbaynggirr Country
  • Engage with local Aboriginal culture through fun learning activities
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions of a local Gumbaynggirr Person

Incursion details


Weekdays during school terms.

North Coast
1hr 30min

$260 per group (includes GST).

Meeting point
Our NPWS Aboriginal guide will come to your class.
If you would like to organise a NPWS school incursion please get in touch with local staff or use the 'Enquire' link for the online form.
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