Shared Country

Available at the spectacular Cranbourne Gardens

Shared Country

Develop a greater understanding and respect for Aboriginal culture.

Students will discover the importance of the environment to the Boonwurrung people and their connection to Country and explore how plants can be used for fibre, medicine, tools and food.

This program runs at the Cranbourne Gardens on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday during school term.

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Cranbourne Gardens

Year Level 

Year 7 to Year 10

Students will

  • Learn about Aboriginal tools and Indigenous plants
  • Use ochre to make paint, stamp your handprint and draw significant symbols
  • Sample native lemon myrtle tea 

Key focuses

  • Introduction to past and present Aboriginal culture
  • Cross-cultural understanding
  • Aboriginal tools and bushfoods

Curriculum Links

  • Level 7-8 Civics and Citizenship, History, Visual Arts and Geography
  • Level 9-10 Geography

Available Times

Cranbourne Gardens: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

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

Afternoon: 12.45pm - 2.15pm (1.5 hours)

Program Cost

$13.50 per student

Meeting Point

Meet at the Visitors Centre at Cranbourne Gardens

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