School excursionSpecial Offer
Stage 3 (Years 5-6), History, Tumut area
Aboriginal identity is a school excursion for Stage 3 (Years 5-6) History students in Kosciuszko National Park which focuses on Aboriginal Studies. Many icons associated with Australia come from the identity, culture and life of Aboriginal people - including boomerang, didgeridoo and bush tucker.
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Students discover how local plants, animals and materials were used in traditional culture and develop knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal Peoples, histories, cultures and experiences.
Depending on the season hands on activities may include rope making from tree fibres, baskets from local grasses or reeds and stone tool making.
Aboriginal people have walked this earth for thousands of years and continue to have a strong connection and custodianship responsibilities for this country. Traditional practices, dreaming stories and spiritual beliefs play an important part in modern day life.
For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers
|Stage 3 (Years 5-6)
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
- Weekdays all year.
Guided. Available on request.
Subject to staff availability.
Aboriginal rangers from Kosciuszko National Park are also available to come to your school. Please phone (02) 9995 5142 for further details on in-school visits.
- 3hrs 30min
- Easy. Discovery ranger guided walk and activities on bush tracks and in the amphitheatre.
$275 per group for a half day (3 hours), $375 per group for a full day (5 hours). Prices include GST. Maximum 25 students per group. For groups over 25 conditions apply.
- Meeting point
- Birrimal Waga Amphitheatre, Sydney Street, Tumut.
- 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.
- in the Tumut area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
The Tumut area is open all year but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues.
No park entry fees apply in the Tumut area. See vehicle entry fees for other areas in Kosciuszko National Park.Buy annual pass