Cadman’s Cottage Is the meeting + start point for the tour, and before students "walk country". A 1st level interactive Welcome To Country shows how Aboriginal people acknowledge Earth Mother, using 1 of her sacred OCHRE colours by marking student wrists/hand, before speaking of her history and creation of landscapes. Via the dreamtime Gaze Aboriginal Language words introduced.
Bligh and Barney Reserve 1st Dreamtime Story - hear origin of Custodianship of homeland country - introduce students to environmental characters ie (whon why, how) earth, sun, moon, waters and connect to Aboriginal Identity - saltwater, freshwater people. Students have opportunity 'hands-on culyural artefacts. Aboriginal language words for area - geography of Clans - Cadigal, Cameragal, Wanegal + others.
Argyle Cut Earth Mother shows origin of ochre colours in sandstone rock. Students discover meaning of colours on Aboriginal flag red-black and yellow, and when and how white ochre used by Aboriginal People in ceremonies. Aboriginal language words for sandstone - Dallahwaladah.
Cumberland Walk Walking higher terrain, students see, touch and smell seasonal flora connected to Sydney's Coastal Dreamtime Identity. Aboriginal language words for plant and diverse uses - medicinal options. Walking to Harbor Bridge elevation to lower levels and its significant Aboriginal site use.
Dawes Point Under Harbour Bridge and amazing harbour views. Tour focuses on a source of white ochre colour - Aboriginal language words - TARRA. Girls and Boys preparing for learning culture rules (protocols) - connected to the Whale Visits and Aboriginal sites, such as the depth (mouth) of the Parramatta River flowing into the other aread, and the use of small harbour islands of Cockatoo - Goat - Shark - For Denison and Clarke.
Hicksons Reserve Students as they look over Sydney Harbour are presented with scenario - to imagine what Aboriginal People thought when they saw the "white Ochre people" arrive in strange canoes. hear a unique cultural Dreamtime interpretation of Aboriginal Clans reaction to strange visitors (in 1770's) landing in Woccunmagulli - now Bennelong Point / Opera House / Circular Quay / The Rocks. Aboriginal Language to places and rocky - tree lined plant systemd in landscape changes in 1788.
Campbells Cove Students hear about the local Aborginal connection with water, Identity saltwater and freshwater people, etc. The harbour and its connection with River and the science involved in seasonal plants and fishing, clans lifestyle and clothing, purpose of a fresh/saltwater meeting site. Aboriginal language words - hands on equipment.
Circular Quay West Walk along OPT Cruise ship promenade site (pictures) show Cadigal people fishing - Aboriginal language words for trees students see (1) origin source of weaving technique for fishing nets/bags. Through-out the tour students will hear Aboriginal language (including place names) and discover Aboriginal beliefs and value how we all belong to Country.
Tour ends back at Cadmans Cottage.