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Living Country, living culture

Stage 1 (Years 1-2), History, Bournda National Park


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Join us for Living Country, living culture – a Stage 1 History excursion in Bournda National Park. In this cross-curricular program, an Aboriginal guide will help students understand the importance of culture and caring for Country.

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This is an interactive excursion for young students, with sensory and hands-on activities.

Meeting at Hobart Beach campground, students can look forward to a fun day of learning about the culture and Country of the Yuin People, led by a local Aboriginal guide. They’ll find out about bush tucker and medicine, the role of women in Yuin culture, traditional weaving, art, music and dance, and how the Yuin People manage and protect Country.

Aboriginal people have been walking the earth for thousands of years. They continue to have a strong connection to country, and traditional practices and stories play an important part in modern life. Students will come away with an appreciation for the rich Aboriginal culture that exists in their region. They'll make fundamental links between traditional stories, land, Country and languages.

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

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

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


Students will:

  • Develop knowledge and understanding about aboriginal family, culture and place through storytelling.
  • Recognise Aboriginal people as first Australians, the different roles within traditional community and reflect on what may be learned by modern Australians from Aboriginal life.
  • Find out how Yuin People read the weather and the seasons and understand methods and materials used in Aboriginal arts and medicine.
  • Investigate the connections that the Yuin People have to the land, sea and animals of this place, why this is so fundamental to life and how it can be cared for.
  • Explore the open forest`s natural resources, including traditional ochre for paint and other bush materials for toys and tools, identify plants and other resources used for medicine and food.

Excursion details


Monday to Friday, between 10am and 1pm, during school term.

Available on request, subject to staff availability.
1-2 hr
Easy. This is a guided walk with activities on unsealed bush tracks and in the campground shelter shed.

$350 per group of 25 students. $14 per extra student, up to maximum group of 30 students.

Meeting point
Hobart Beach campground shelter shed, Bournda National Park.
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Park info

  • in Bournda National Park in the South Coast region
  • Bournda National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to extreme weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. This park uses a self-registration fee collection system, please bring correct change.

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