Today we had a special visitor in our classroom. Murrindindi, an Aboriginal elder, came to talk to us about our local area and its history. We found out that the Aboriginal people in his family fished and camped along the Yarra River and the Merri Creek. He told us that they would also collect special plants and berries which helped the Aboriginal people to feel better.
He also told us all about his culture and how important this is for him and his family. Murrindindi showed us special things in his family like the possum and kangaroo coat, which his uncle passed on to him. He also showed us a stone axe and a spear launcher.
We loved how he played the didgeridoo. His special didgeridoo was made from a tree trunk that the termites had made hollow. He made a kookaburra and dingo sound with the didgeridoo and we tried to guess the Australian animals.
We grouped the main ideas of Murrindindi’s visit in our Inquiry time and brainstormed all our new learning. We have all learned so much!