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Aboriginal culture

Stage 3 (Years 5-6), HSIE, Blue Gum Hills Regional Park


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Aboriginal culture is a Stage 3 (Years 5-6) HSIE school excursion, exploring the beautiful natural and built environments of Blue Gum Hills Regional Park. Through first-hand experiences, you'll 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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For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers

Stage Stage 3 (Years 5-6)
Learning area HSIE
Student outcomes

HT3-1. Describes and explains the significance of people, groups, places and events to the development of Australia

HT3-2. Describes and explains different experiences of people living in Australia over time

GE3-2. Explains interactions and connections between people, places and environments


Students will:

  • Meet a member of the local Aboriginal community
  • Visit, explore and identify Aboriginal associations with local places
  • Discuss how traditional Aboriginal people obtained shelter, food and medicines, tools and weapons from local resources
  • Discuss how traditional Aboriginal people care for country
  • Reflect on how environment has changed over time and the impact of European settlement on traditional people.

Excursion details


Weekdays all year.

Guided. Available on request.
Medium. Guided activities in a suburban national park, on formed and uneven bush walking tracks, and on a grassed picnic area.

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

Meeting point
Blue Gum Hills Regional Park carpark, off Minmi Road, Minmi.
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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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