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School incursion

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School incursion: Learn about Gumbaynggirr life

Stage 1 (Years 1-2), History, North Coast


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Learn about Gumbaynggirr life in your own your classroom in this Stage 1 (Years 1-2) History incursion. Our Aboriginal guide will share the History of the Gumbaynggirr People and explore their culture and way of life, including describing the effects of changing technology on people's lives over time.

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Students will learn about the Gumbaynggirr People's strong connection to Country. An Aboriginal guide will 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, identifying and describing significant people, events, places and sites in the local community over time.

This is a fun and interactive incursion for young 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 Stage 1 (Years 1-2)
Learning area History
Student outcomes

HT1-2. Identifies and describes significant people, events, places and sites in the local community over time

HT1-3. Describes the effects of changing technology on people's lives over time

HT1-4. Demonstrates skills of historical inquiry and communication


Students will:

  • Recognise that Aboriginal people are the first Australians
  • Investigate the connections that the Gumbaynggirr People have to the land, sea and animals of this place
  • Hear stories to understand why this place is important to Gumbaynggirr People and how it can be cared for
  • Find out how Gumbaynggirr People describe the weather and the seasons
  • 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.

Available on request.
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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