Aboriginal Show

In June, Robert from Ngutana-Lui (meaning “to teach”) visited us to share his Aboriginal culture with us. This visit included looking at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artefacts, listening to the clapping sticks, didgeridoo playing, singing and dancing. One of the artefacts was a fishing spear. Robert explained how the fishing spear was used to catch turtles. Three men would go out hunting – two to row the canoe and one to jump out of the boat and throw the spear when a turtle came up to breathe. He then had to hold the turtle in a bear hug and the two men in the canoe would collect him and take him back to shore. This show extended the children’s learning about Australia’s First People.