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20141216 - KOORI CLASSROOM: Bennelong - A Day in the Life of a Wanngal Man - 16 December 2014 - 14:00 - Stream 2

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KOORI CLASSROOM: Bennelong - A Day in the Life of a Wanngal Man


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

Provider: Sydney Olympic Park Authority


Presenter: Shannon Foster, D'harawal Educator; Marianne Sheumack, Sustainability Educator

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Date: 16 December 2014

Start Time: 14:00

End Time: 14.45

Duration: 45 mins

Closing Date: Bookings Close 9-Dec-14

Availability: DEC and Non-DEC

DEC Positions: 3

Non-DEC Positions: 3

Price: $110 per class (or subscribe to 6 SOPA VC's over 1 year for $500). If less than 10 students per class, contact us directly for alternative pricing.

KLA Syllabus: Primary

KLA Stage/s: Stage 2,Stage 3

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KLA Keyword/s: Australian Curriculum, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives, NSW Curriculum, English, History, Science, Human Society in its Environment, HSIE


Event Overview: What was life like for Aboriginal People before the arrival of Europeans? In this session of our Koori Classroom series, students will learn about one of our most famous Sydney Aboriginal men ��� Bennelong. His country was Wanngal land - part of which today is Sydney Olympic Park. How would Bennelong have lived in the wetlands and woodlands of this area? What were vital foods for Bennelong and his wife Barangaroo? Join D��harawal knowledge keeper, Shannon Foster who will explain Sydney��s Indigenous seasons, share some Aboriginal science, culture and language from the Sydney region and discuss the roles of women and men in sustainably gathering foods and resources from the area. Shannon will interpret the meaning of symbols used in Aboriginal art which students can reproduce in class (and later complete their own artwork). Students will also learn an indigenous weaving skill during the Video Conference. There will be opportunity for each class to ask questions of Shannon.

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Additional Booking Instructions: Information will be sent to participating schools once booking has been received.

Further Information: Please contact Marianne Sheumack of Sydney Olympic Park Authority by email: marianne.sheumack@sopa.nsw.gov.au

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