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Aboriginal culture: Expanding contacts

Stage 4 (Years 7-8), History, La Perouse area


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Aboriginal culture expanding contacts in Kamay Botany Bay National Park is a Stage 4 (Years 7-8) school excursion which focuses on history as a KLA. Embark on a learning journey of Aboriginal culture from pre-colonisation to now.

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Students will learn through a variety of fun, interactive activities and talks by an experienced Aboriginal Discovery ranger.

History: Aboriginal and indigenous peoples, colonisation and contact history (expanding contacts).

For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers

Stage Stage 4 (Years 7-8)
Learning area History

Students will:

  • Listen to an Aboriginal person describe the main features of Australia's Aboriginal culture prior to colonisation
  • Recognise the results of colonisation on Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples to 1900
  • Listen to the Discovery ranger and then be able to describe the key aspects of contact between the Aboriginal people and the colonisers
  • Learn how Aboriginal children were educated in Aboriginal society through Aboriginal games
  • Be taught about different food sources and how to make and use different weapons.

Excursion details


Weekdays during school term.

Medium. Guided activities in a suburban national park on grass and along formed and uneven walking tracks.

Minimum $550 for up to 25 students, $22 per student (includes GST)

Meeting point
La Perouse Museum.
No. All equipment is provided.
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Park info

  • in the La Perouse area of Kamay Botany Bay National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • 7am–8.30pm November to March. 

    7am–7.30pm April to October.

    La Perouse park entry gate closed to vehicles between 7pm and 5am all year.

    Areas may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • There are no park entry fees in La Perouse area but you'll need to pay to tour Bare Island. Park entry fees apply in the Kurnell area of Kamay Botany Bay National Park, only.

    Buy annual pass
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