Scone Grammar School education tour at Dundullimal
A FORTUNATE group of Year 1 students from Scone Grammar School undertook a ‘Then and Now’ tour of Dundullimal to understand and experience life for children living in an isolated rural location in the 19th century and how local aboriginal children lived, and the games they played prior to the arrival of European settlement.
The indigenous games component was led by Council Indigenous Officer Lionel Wood and his brother, Hayden Wood, who is a school indigenous Liaison Officer.
The games are drawn from around 100 games or ‘Yulunga’ researched from aboriginal communities all over the country. While they are playful they also have a serious intent to develop hunting and survival skills amongst aboriginal children. Modern sports equipment replaces some of the original objects or hunting tools to ensure the games are safe. For example a dog thrower with a tennis ball is used instead of a woomera and spear to aim and hit a target.
The whole Grade one class from Scone Grammar School and parents and teachers.
Students using the dog throwers with tennis balls to represent the woomera and spear in a game called Kulturp or Woomera.