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20150318 - Aboriginal Perspectives of Bennelong Point - Guwanyi Walama - FREE- Sydney Opera House - 18 March 2015 - 9:30 - Stream 1

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Aboriginal Perspectives of Bennelong Point - Guwanyi Walama - FREE- Sydney Opera House


Classifications: Enabled, Events Not to be missed, Upcoming Excursions

Provider: Sydney Opera House



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Date: 18 March 2015

Start Time: 9:30

End Time: 10:15am

Duration: 45 minutes

Closing Date: Bookings Close 17-Mar-15

Availability: DEC and Non-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,Other

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



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.

Curriculum Links

STAGES 2 & 3

HSIE: Units of Work- Australia: You��re Standing In It; Places: Then, Now and Tomorrow; Living in Communities; People and their Beliefs; Identity and Values; British Colonisation of Australia.

Content- Continuity and Change; Environments; Cultures

History: First Contacts; The Australian Colony; Australia as a Nation

Cross Curriculum Priorities: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

General Capabilities: Ethical Understanding; Intercultural Understanding

Booking Instructions:

Additional Booking Instructions: By booking a FREE Digital Excursion with Sydney Opera House, you are agreeing to the following conditions:

1. I understand there will be a $100 charge for cancelling within 7 days of the digital excursion or not dialing in and participating on the day

2. I agree to complete the Program Evaluation survey within 7 days of the digital excursion

Further Information: - Recommended maximum of 30 students per booking - Sessions run for 45 minutes

Please note the following session timings: - 9:15am dial in, session commences at 9:30am, concludes 10:15am.

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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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