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20140327 - Guwanyi Walama - FREE- Sydney Opera House - 27 March 2014 - 11:30 - Stream 1

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Guwanyi Walama - FREE- Sydney Opera House


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Provider: Sydney Opera House



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Date: 27 March 2014

Start Time: 11:30

End Time: 12:30pm

Duration: 45 minutes

Closing Date: Bookings Close 26-Mar-14

Availability: DEC and Non-DEC

DEC Positions: 0

Non-DEC Positions:


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: Australian Heritage and Identities; Significant Australian Places; Significant Aboriginal People; Aboriginality and the Land; Aboriginal Culture and Traditions; Aboriginal Belief Systems; British Colonisation of Australia / Arthur Phillip


Event Overview: This unique digital excursion, presented by an Indigenous narrator, will take students on a journey of discovery about the area now known as Bennelong Point. They will hear an oral history of this site from the Aboriginal perspective - from creation time and the ancestral spirits who formed the landscape, to pre-settlement and the story of Bennelong and the Wangal clan, to today��s site with the iconic Sydney Opera House and its connection to BiraBirragal or Sydney Harbour.

By using detailed historical accounts, recorded references, and virtual simulations of Sydney Cove pre-settlement, students will be given the sense of stepping back in time - walking among the Gadigal people and interacting with the landscape. Students will learn of the fishing rites to the oyster beds on a little island known as Tyebowgale, the totems and sea creatures that were connected to the Gadigal people, and the daily life of the clans that inhabited Sydney Cove. They will also hear of the changes that came with the arrival of Governor Phillip and stories of the convicts who worked from this ancient midden and gathering site.

This digital excursion covers the following curriculum outcomes:
S2: CCS2.1,CCS2.2, CUS2.3, ENS2.5, ENS2.6
S3: CCS3.1, CUS3.3, ENS3.6

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
3. I agree to have my contact details added to the Sydney Opera House education mailing list

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

Please note the following session timings:
- 11:30am dial in, session commences at 11:45am, concludes 12:30pm

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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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