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20160323 - Aboriginal Perspectives of Bennelong Point - FREE - 23 March 2016 - 14:00 - Stream 2

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Aboriginal Perspectives of Bennelong Point - FREE


Classifications: Enabled, Upcoming Excursions

Provider: Sydney Opera House



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Date: 23 March 2016

Start Time: 14:00

End Time: 2:45pm

Duration: 45 minutes

Closing Date: Bookings Close 22-Mar-16

Availability: DEC

DEC Positions: 4

Non-DEC Positions: 0

Price: FREE

KLA Syllabus: Primary

KLA Stage/s: Stage 2,Stage 3

KLA Year/s: Year 3,Year 4,Year 5,Year 6

Key Learning Area/s: Human Society and its Environment

KLA Topic/s: Change and Continuity,Cultures,Environments

KLA Keyword/s: HSIE: Identities, Cultural Diversity; Patterns of Place and Location; Relationships with Places. HISTORY: Community and Remembrance; Australia as a Nation; First Contacts; Continuity and Change; Perspectives; Significance. CROSS CURRICULUM PRIORITIES: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures.


Event Overview: This unique Digital Excursion, presented by an Aboriginal narrator, will take students on a journey of discovery around the area now known as Bennelong Point. Students will hear an oral history from the Aboriginal perspective from creation time and the ancestral spirits who formed the landscape, to pre-settlement and the arrival of the First Fleet, to today's iconic Sydney Opera House.
Students will learn of the daily life of the clans that inhabited Sydney Cove, including the fishing rites and the oyster beds, and the connection between the Gadigal people and the land of Tyebowgule. They will also hear of the changes that came with the arrival of Governor Phillip, the struggles of the early settlers, and the fascinating story of the man called Bennelong.

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Additional Booking Instructions: *ARE YOU A NON-DEC / INTERSTATE SCHOOL? Call Creative Learning on (02) 9250 7770 or email creativelearning@sydneyoperahouse.com to arrange your booking.

Further Information: - Recommended maximum of 30 students (1 class) per session

- Please dial in 10 minutes prior to the commencement of the session.

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The principal of the school has received permission for each participating student to be photographed and for their image and voice to be recorded.
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