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Aboriginal culture

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

Overview

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Experience Glenrock State Conservation Area through the eyes of an Aboriginal person on this school excursion for Stage 2 (Years 3-4) HSIE students. 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. Learn about the impact of European settlement on the area and why Glenrock is a culturally significant landscape.

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Glenrock State Conservation Area is located 10 minutes’ drive from Newcastle CBD and protects numerous historic and indigenous sites. Glenrock has a high diversity of flora, including the last pocket of coastal rainforest in the region, and animal species such as the Powerful Owl. Walk the Yeulerbah track, an ancient Aboriginal pathway, to Burwood Beach and explore the changing ecosystems from the forest to the sea.

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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, rivers 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
Guided. Available on request.
Where
Glenrock State Conservation Area
Duration
4hrs
Grading
Medium. Guided activities in a suburban national park, on formed and uneven bush walking tracks, up a flight of stairs, along a beach and on a grassed picnic area.
Price

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

Accessibility
Hard
Meeting point
Glenrock State Conservation Area, Burwood Road carpark, Dudley.
Equipment
provided
Yes. All equipment is provided.
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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Bombala walking track, Glenrock State Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer