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Aboriginal culture

Stage 2 (Years 3-4), HSIE, Blue Gum Hills Regional Park

Overview

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Aboriginal culture is a Stage 2 (Years 3-4) HSIE school excursion, exploring the beautiful natural and built environments of Blue Gum Hills Regional Park. Through first-hand experiences, learn about the culture of the Awabakal People - how they lived, what resources they used and the significance of the land and Dreamtime stories.

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On this excursion, students will learn about the local Aboriginal culture and the impact of European settlement on the area.

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Stage Stage 2 (Years 3-4)
Key learning area HSIE
Student outcomes

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

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

HT2-2. Describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time

HT2-3. Describes people, events and actions related to world exploration and its effects

Objectives

Students will:

  • Discuss and determine the Aboriginal boundaries of the local community
  • Discuss the significance of hills, trees, creeks etc
  • Observe the remnant native vegetation of the local community
  • Identify animal and plant life that may have provided food and discuss the preparation of this food
  • Discuss water quality in the local creeks or streams
  • Discuss and compare changes and continuities in the lives of Aboriginal people in the local community
  • Listen to Aboriginal stories.

Excursion details

When

Weekdays all year.

Availability
Available on request.
Where
Blue Gum Hills Regional Park
Duration
2hrs
Grading
Easy. Guided activities in a suburban national park, on formed and uneven bush walking tracks, and on a grassed picnic area.
Price

$225 per group (includes GST). Maximum 30 students per group. For groups over 30 conditions apply.

Accessibility
Medium
Meeting point
Blue Gum Hills Regional Park carpark, off Minmi Road, Minmi.
Equipment
provided
Yes
Booking
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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Park info

  • in Blue Gum Hills Regional Park in the North Coast region
  • Blue Gum Hills Regional Park is open 7.30am to 8pm during daylight savings (7.30am to 5pm at other times), but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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Blue Gum Hills Regional Park. Photo: John Yurasek