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Aboriginal stories

Stage 1 (Years 1-2), History, Tumut area


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Aboriginal stories is a school excursion in Kosciuszko National Park for Stage 1 (Years 1-2) students, focusing on History. Wiradjuri, Wolgalu and Ngunawal People, along with the NPWS Aboriginal Discovery program, deliver experiences to build understanding and appreciation for their culture.

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Sensory and hands-on activities encourage students to explore and learn by doing. They'll make fundamental links between Dreaming stories, land and country, and languages.

Aboriginal people have been walking the earth for thousands of years. They continue to have a strong connection to country. Traditional practices, Dreaming stories and spiritual beliefs play an important part in modern life.

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

Stage Stage 1 (Years 1-2)
Learning area History
Student outcomes

GE1-1. Describes features of places and the connections people have with places

GE1-2. Identifies ways in which people interact with and care for places

HT1-1. Communicates an understanding of change and continuity in family life using appropriate historical terms

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


Students will:

  • participate in music activities 
  • make and use paints from natural ochres
  • collect bush materials to make traditional toys
  • explore gender-appropriate artefacts and displays

Excursion details


Weekdays all year

Available on request. Subject to staff availability.
3-5 hr
Easy. Discovery ranger-guided walk and activities on bush tracks and in the amphitheatre

$275 per group for a half day (3 hours), $375 per group for a full day (5 hours). Prices include GST. Maximum 25 students per group. For groups over 25 conditions apply.

Meeting point
Birrimal Waga Amphitheatre, Sydney Street, Tumut
If you would like to organise a NPWS school excursion please get in touch with local staff or use the 'Enquire' link for the online form.
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