Aboriginal Art and Artefacts with Kurrajong North PS

Another perfect spring day greeted our visit to Kurrajong North PS. Perched on the escarpment with views to Sydney, this school is very pleasing to the eye! This area was the home of the Kurrajong Clan of the Darug Nation and students enjoyed the stories and knowledge from Flinn Donovan our Aboriginal Educator. Flinn has a captivating style and all students were engrossed in his presentation.

Some items in the Darug toolkit

Some items in the Darug toolkit

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They also discovered the joys of body art as they painted arms and faces with multi coloured ochre. Students utilised the different Aboriginal symbols used by some of the desert tribes as they decorated each other and enjoyed becoming really grubby!

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We were very impressed with the artistic skills of the older students who rendered some stories using symbols and sand art without making the library too messy!

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Some useful links for Aboriginal resources and information

Dharug Dalang – a great language website:  http://www.dharug.dalang.com.au/Dharug/filedownload/FrontPage.html

First Footprints – an ABC documentary: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/firstfootprints/

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