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Aboriginal Perspectives of Bennelong Point: Guwanyi Walama

Join our Indigenous narrator for a journey into the history and culture of Bennelong Point

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.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

NSW Curriculum Links

Subject

Content

Outcomes

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

General capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities

History

The Past in the Present
Community and Remembrance
First Contacts
The Australian Colonies
Australia as a Nation
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HT1-3
HT2-2
HT2-3
HT2-4
HT3-1
HT3-2
HT3-3
HT3-4

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
Information and technology capability
Personal and social capability
Intercultural understanding
 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
Sustainability
Personal and social capability
Civics and citizenship 

Geography

People and Places
The Earth’s Environment
A Diverse and Connected World
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GE1-2
GE2-1
GE2-2
GE2-3
GE3-1
GE3-2
GE3-3

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