Join our Indigenous narrator for a journey into the history and culture 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.
Stage 1 -3:
History: The Past in the Present, Community and Remembrance, First Contacts, The Australian Colonies, Australia as a Nation
Geography: People and Places, The Earth’s Environment, A Diverse and Connected World.
“The tour was timed perfectly and was targeted at their age and learning. They left the room exchanging the Gadigal words that they learnt with the tour guide.”
Year 5/6 Teacher
“Prior to participating in the Sydney Opera House digital program, I underestimated the value of such an experience. I thought that it might be disconnected and impersonal, whereas it turned out to be the exact opposite. It was a highly engaging, exciting and “useable” format for learning.” - Teacher, Keith Area School, SA