Explore the impacts of British colonisation on the local Aboriginal people. Investigate the plants used by the Gadigal for food, medicine, tools and weapons. Get a hands on experience using artefacts and stories to gain insight into the convict experience.
- Students will understand the importance of Country and Place to Aboriginal people, their relationship with the land and uses of plants for food, medicine, and shelter
- They will stand on the site of the first farm in Australia and discover the plants brought by the First Fleet
- Students will also discuss ‘contact’ from the view of an Aboriginal child and a first settler child to gain a relatable perspective.