Enter the world of the Aboriginal in our pre-colonial Aboriginal village as we bring a traditional day in the Aboriginal village to life. Forget classroom learning, this is history and participation in action!
First your school is broken into ‘tribes’ as we select a chief to represent each tribe and you participate in an ancient message stick ceremony before the journey to the Aboriginal village, your home for the day. Your group will then select a Chief and conduct a naming ceremony before proceeding through interactive cultural stations where students will participate in all aspects of traditional Aboriginal life.
8 Stations Include:
Other traditional activities such as basket (dilly-bag) weaving, message stick, clap stick or boomerang painting and traditional food tastings can also be included.
A Taste of Aboriginal Life includes:
Cost Per Person
Child (Primary School)
Students (Secondary School)
International School Students
Supervising adults – 1 per 5 students
Supervising adults – additional
Add ons – Morning Tea (Damper demonstration & drink)
Add ons – Sausage Sizzle Lunch and drink
Add ons – Packed breakfast or lunch
Add ons – Self-guided tour of the Historical Village
Add ons – Guided tour of the Historical Village
As the traditional bloodline descendants of the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Redlands, Stradbroke, and Moreton Bay regions, we would be honoured to prepare a deep, rich program for your school excursion. Through storytelling and interaction, students will come away with an eye-opening understanding of the Aboriginal culture, history, and traditions that meets the educational requirements.
Throughout the excursion, students will learn about our ancient traditions and protocols, fire lighting techniques, hear stories from the Dreamtime, throw a spear and learn about traditional hunting techniques including the deadly Boomerang, how to play the didgeridoo (boys) and clap-sticks (girls). Engage their senses through tasting bush foods and gain an understanding of all aspects of traditional Aboriginal life.
School workshop (up to 50 students)
COST PER PERSON
Base rate (1 hr presentation)
Additional students (per head, per presentation) 51+
Add ons – Aboriginal Dance Troupe – 5 members
Add ons – Boomerang, Message stick or Clap stick painting workshops – per student
Add ons – Basket weaving (dilly bag) – per student
"I Loved it! Spirits of the red sands is very well done from every aspect. The moving theater show was fantastic. The staging was great. The aboriginal cast were amazing (and authentic) as were the support cast... The food - out of this world (even for a vegetarian) . "Trip Advisor, Gold Coast, March 2020
"What a journey! My heart was genuinely touched, was entertaining, educational, emotive, interesting, beautiful, and I got lost in the experience. Highly recommend, will be returning to take more friends and family."Trip Advisor, Brisbane, March 2020
"I was told this one of the best outings and it is absolutely true. An eye opening show by 7 indigenous performers some of whom are direct descendants of the subject community. So interesting, so enlightening such fun and it should be compulsory. A new twist to a dinner show with a very good Aussie meal to finish off the night."TripAdvisor, Queensland, February 2020
"Congratulations to those involved in the great experience that corrects some of the misconceptions taught in school history! We enjoyed everything about this emotional presentations and the dinner alone was worth turning up for."TripAdvisor, Cairns, February 2020