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You and Me Murrawee

Available at both Melbourne and Cranbourne Gardens

You and Me, Murrawee

Explore Aboriginal culture and gain a deeper understanding of the Eastern Kulin Nation.

Children will learn how to show respect for Traditional Owners and the continuing connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to Country by participating in an Acknowledgement of Country and share in the reading of You and Me, Murrawee; a beautifully observed story of what life would have been like 200 years ago, told through the eyes of a young girl camping by the river with her family.

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Location

Melbourne and Cranbourne Gardens

Year Level

Early Childhood

Students will

  • Discover how plants can be used as resources
  • Explore Indigenous resource plants and tools
  • Make ochre paint and create their own print to take home

Key focuses

  • Aboriginal histories, cultures and connection to the land
  • Plants as food, medicine, tools and shelter
  • Storytelling and outdoor literacy

Curriculum Links

This program supports outcomes from the Victorian Early Years Learning Development Framework

Available Times

Morning: 10.15am - 11:45am (1.5 hours)

Afternoon: 12.45pm - 2.15pm (1.5 hours)

Program Cost

$13.50 per student

Meeting Point

Education entrance, Observatory House for Melbourne Gardens

or

Meet on the Lawns of the Ian Potter Lakeside Precinct for Cranbourne Gardens

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