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
"Not only was it highly entertaining but it was informative, educational and quite emotional. You really feel that you have been taken on a journey. Also, couldn't have been happier with the scrumptious food. Delicious and plentiful. Highly recommended Spirits of the Red Sand and huge thanks to the crew there for putting on such a memorable event!"Trip Advisor, January 2020
" The show was riveting and had us on the edge of our seats in anticipation, words could not convey how fortunate we feel for being able to be apart of such an amazing experience of the reenactment of history. The whole experience is one that we will hold close to our hearts."Trip Advisor, January 2020
"Everyone must do this experience! It was such an emotional and educational evening, hearing the stories of the colonial era in Australia’s history. The story was told with raw emotion, truth and respect for all. The actors were fantastic, the food was delicious and to have the opportunity to talk with the cast afterward and hear where Australia is now was priceless... Spectacular!" TripAdvisor, November 2019
"From the beginning to the end was excellent very professional heart felt show , very informative and moving so invaluable to listen to truth. Dinner was delicious very good value." TripAdvisor, November 2019