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Aboriginal culture

Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Geography, Glenrock State Conservation Area


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Experience Glenrock State Conservation Area through the eyes of an Aboriginal person on this Stage 2 (Years 3-4) Aboriginal culture geography excursion. Through first-hand experiences, you'll learn about the culture of the Awabakal People.

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Glenrock State Conservation Area is located 10 minutes’ drive from the Newcastle CBD and protects numerous historic and Aboriginal sites. By listening to local knowledge and Dreamtime stories, students will come to understand why this place is important to the Awakabal People. They'll walk Yuelarbah track, an ancient Aboriginal pathway to Burwood Beach, and discover the connections that the Awabakal People have to the land, sea and animals of this place.

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Stage Stage 2 (Years 3-4)
Learning area Geography
Student outcomes

GE2-1. Examines features and characteristics of places and environments

GE2-2. Describes the ways people, places and environments interact

GE2-3. Examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments

GE2-4. Acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry


Students will:

  • Recognise that Aboriginal people are the first Australians
  • Investigate the connections that the Awabakal People have to the land, sea and animals of this place.
  • Hear stories to understand why this place is important to Awabakal People and how it can be cared for
  • Find out how Awabakal People describe the weather and the seasons
  • Locate the places they know to create a sense of place within Awabakal Country
  • Engage with local Aboriginal culture through fun learning activities
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions of a local Awabakal Person

Excursion details


Weekdays all year.

Guided. Available on request.
Medium. Guided activities in a suburban national park, on formed and uneven bushwalking tracks, up a flight of stairs, along a beach and on a grassed picnic area.

$380 per group (includes GST). Maximum 30 students per group. For groups over 30 conditions apply.

Meeting point
Glenrock State Conservation Area, Burwood Road carpark, Dudley.
Yes. All equipment is provided.
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