Awabakal Environmental Education Centre

Discover - Investigate - Learn

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History - First contacts: Awabakal Country and place

Stage 2

Students walk through Awabakal Nature Reserve focusing on the change in this area over time including Aboriginal history and the influence of European settlement including sand and coal mining. Examine practices and traditions of the Awabakal people, particularly food, water, shelter and plants the Awabakal people use. The day concludes with a classroom activity where students look at examples of tools and weapons used by Aboriginal people.  


·         Walk through Awabakal Nature Reserve from Ocean St to Awabakal EEC

·         Ocean views and Awabakal country at Dudley Bluff

·         Use of ochre and resources

·         Gunyah building

·         Awabakal dreaming story

·         Paper coolamon making

·         Class discussion and close look at examples of Aboriginal tools and weapons 


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