Aboriginal Perspectives of Bennelong Point: Guwanyi Walama 19th March 2:00pm (AEDT)

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This oral history from the Aboriginal perspective will have students imagining this iconic Sydney place from creation time and the ancestral spirits who formed the landscape, to pre-settlement and the arrival of the First Fleet. Students will learn about the daily life of the clan that inhabited Sydney Cove, including the fishing rites, oyster beds, and the connection between the Gadigal people and the land of Tubowgule.

You will also hear of the changes that came with the arrival of Governor Phillip, the struggles of the early settlers and the fascinating story of the man called Bennelong.

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Excursion Details

Provider Provider Sydney Opera House
Presenter Presenter Sydney Opera House
Contact Details Contact Details creativelearning@sydneyoperahouse.com 9250 7770
Date & Time Date & Time 19-Mar-2020 14:00
Duration Duration 45 Minutes
Bookings Close Bookings Close 20 March 2020
Availability Availability DEC: 3 Positions Available Non-DEC: 3 Positions Available
Price Price Free
Stage 2,Stage 3
Year 3,Year 4,Year 5,Year 6
Human Society and its Environment
Aboriginal Studies
The Past in the Present; Community and Remembrance; First Contacts; The Australian Colonies; Australia as a Nation; People and Places; The Earth and Environment; A Diverse and Connected World

Booking Instructions


1) Book your virtual excursion using the form on this site

2) A confirmation email will be sent to you from DART Connections

3) A confirmation email and further information will be sent to you from Sydney Opera House at least one week before the event.

4) COMPLETE A SUCCESSFUL TEST with your equipment

- Test your equipment at least one week before your virtual excursion

- Dial the VMR number listed below any time before 10am or after 3pm

- If you are unsuccessful in completing a test, call DART on 1800 824 427 for technical assistance Completing a test with your equipment or VC hardware ensures a successful connection on the day.

Further Information


· Recommended maximum of 30 students (1 class) per session. Please email creativelearning@sydneyoperahouse.com with any specific requests regarding additional students.

· Please clear your classroom of desks and chairs and have students sitting on the floor in front of the screen.

· Please make sure the camera is positioned with all students in view so that our Presenter can easily interact with all students.

· Please dial in 15 minutes prior to the commencement of the session at 1.45pm

· Please note you will be charged a fee of $100 if you fail to dial-in on the day, so if you can no longer proceed with your booked session, please email us at creativelearning@sydneyoperahouse.com at least two days prior.

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