Big Country Games Day
Come and try traditional children's games from First Nations communities across mainland and the Torres Strait Islands with Aunty Pauline. Many of the games you see today have evolved from traditional games of the past. Stretch your body and mind as we play and learn together.
Explore the heritage of local and national games. Starting with a story. families will have the opportunity to join smaller groups and rotate through a series of traditional games from around Australia and the Torres Strait Islands. Games of speed, memory, and skill will encourage learning about the language, land and resources of these communities. Activities suit ages 5 years and up. Many of the games are drawn from the Yulunga resource: Traditional Indigenous Games resource from the Australian Institute of Sport, developed to provide all Australians with a greater understanding and appreciation of Indigenous culture — the way it was many thousands of years ago and still is today. Yulunga means playing in the language of the Kamilaroi (Gamori) people of northern-western New South Wales.