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
"Spirits of the Red Sand is a fantastic interactive cultural journey. It is a walk through history (literally!) set in a museum village in Beenleigh. The cast and staff are wonderful and welcoming and the food was yummy."Trip Advisor, October 2019
"Cannot recommend this highly enough. The show was very informative. The food was fabulous, even tried kangaroo, crocodile and emu. If you do one thing whilst in Queensland I would do this."Trip Advisor, October 2019
"What an amazing night !! Thank you. As soon as we walked in the door .. was brilliant!! What an amazing team (all ages) felt like I was living it with all the ancestors. Touched my heart ! Will be an experience that I will carry with me forever!" TripAdvisor, September 2019
"Great show. Entertaining, informative and real. The stories told of Aboriginal history in the area were well done. Dinner was delicious as well and plenty of food." TripAdvisor, September 2019