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Aboriginal Perspectives of Bennelong Point: Guwanyi Walama

Digital Tour

Join our Indigenous tour guides for a journey into the history and culture of Bennelong Point.

Book early for our special NAIDOC Week celebrations in June!

In your classroom.

 

“A highly engaging, exciting and useable format for learning.”

Teacher, Keith Area School, SA 

An interactive tour of Bennelong Point 

This oral history from the Aboriginal perspective will have students imagining this iconic Sydney place from creation time and the ancestral spirits who formed the landscape, to pre-settlement and the arrival of the First Fleet.

Students will learn about the daily life of the clan that inhabited Sydney Cove, including the fishing rites, oyster beds, and the connection between the Gadigal people and the land of Tubowgule.

You 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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NSW Syllabus Links

Subject                      

Objectives

Outcomes

Stage 2                   

Stage 3                  

History

Develop knowledge and understanding about the nature of history and the key changes and developments from the past

Develop knowledge and understanding about key historical concepts and develop the skills to undertake the process of historical inquiry.

HT2-2
HT2-3
HT2-4

HT3-1
HT3-2
HT3-3
HT3-4

Geography

Develop knowledge and understanding of the features and characteristics of places and environments across a range of scales

Develop knowledge and understanding of interactions between people, places and environments

GE2-1
GE2-2
GE2-3

GE3-1
GE3-2
GE3-3

English

Communicate through speaking, listening, reading, writing, viewing and representing*

EN2-1A 

EN3-1A 

Express themselves and their relationships with others and their world

EN2-11D 

EN3-8D 

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Learning across the Curriculum

Australian Curriculum General Capabilites

Other General Capabilites

Critical and creative thinking

Ethical understanding

Intercultural understanding

Literacy

Personal and social capability

Civics and citizenship

Difference and diversity

Work and enterprise

Cross Curriculum Priorities

  •  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
  •  Sustainability

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