Aboriginal culture: Expanding contacts
Stage 4 (Years 7-8), History, La Perouse area in Kamay Botany Bay National Park
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)|
Weekdays during school term.
- La Perouse area in Kamay Botany Bay National Park
- 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.
- 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.
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/education/stage-4-history-aboriginal-culture-expanding-contacts-kamay-botany-bay-national-park/local-alerts
- School excursion inquiries - Sydney Harbour
- 02 9668 2006
- 02 9337 7012
- 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.
Info for teachers
All the practical information you need to know about Aboriginal culture: Expanding contacts.
- Welcome, introductions, safety briefing and acknowledgement
- Significance of painting up – Disco Ranger paints up self and students
- Aboriginal Artefacts
- Plants and their uses
- Post-colonial impacts discussion
- Aboriginal games
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
La Perouse Museum is in the La Perouse precinct of Kamay Botany Bay National Park. Follow Anzac Parade towards La Perouse. At the end of Anzac Parade follow the signs to the museum. The area has coach and car parking, picnic areas, an historic fort and a beach.
What to bring
Please wear fully enclosed shoes and bring a hat, sunscreen, wet weather gear, and lunch which should be low waste with a refillable water bottle. Students should bring gear in a backpack or similar (not plastic bags).
Snacks provided as compliementary
- Non-flush toilets
- Flush toilets
- Gas/electric barbecues (coin-operated)
- Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
Maps and downloads
Risk assessment and risk benefits
Our rangers and guides have the technical skill and experience to assess the risks and the benefits of a variety of activities delivered as part of our learning programs.
We believe in including opportunities that allow students to learn and experience for themselves through exploration in the natural environment.
Please make your own risk assessment based on the information provided. Detailed potential risks and controls are provided for the site to assist teachers in risk management planning. Teachers and carers should be aware of, and consider the needs, abilities and medical conditions of students when visiting this site. The supervision of students remains the responsibility of the teacher. The school must ensure an adequate number of adult supervisors are present.
Disability access level - hard
Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty. Please let us know in advance if you are bringing someone with special needs so that we can plan accordingly.