McCrae Cultural Heritage Experience

Students experience two perspectives of life at McCrae Homestead through European and Indigenous cultural heritage interpretation.

An Indigenous and non-Indigenous facilitator will deliver a tailored program representing Indigenous cultural heritage through activities delivered alongside traditional European activities. This program has been created in partnership with Traditional Owners and the Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation.

The Bunurung Component of the program activities include:

– Tracking animal foot prints and identifying the animal that made those tracks.
– Gathering native food types practicing Bundjil’s lore.
– Learning about ceremony and storytelling
– Experiencing traditional dance to share at Tanderrum.

The European Component of the program activities include:

– House tour of the 1844 McCrae homestead
– Domestic duties such as butter churning, hand washing with wash boards and sweeping.
– Old fashioned games such as egg and spoon races, sack races, quoits and skipping.
– Historical links to diary entries and art work by the family that shares the family’s interaction with the Bunurong people during 1844 to 1850.

Program Overview

Year LevelsP to Yr 6 (Highly Recommended for Yrs 2-4)
Duration:4 hours + (10am arrival to 2.30pm depart)
30 to 60 students (1:6 Teacher/carer to student ratio)
Location:11 Beverley Rd, McCrae, VIC
Resources:Heritage at your Touch Virtual 3D experience
Cost$10.80 per student. Teachers, carers free
Health & SafetyA detailed McCrae Education activities Task Risk Assessment can be accessed here
Bookings:Online Booking Form is below or email or phone: 9656 9889.

The house was really cool. It was full of old stuff and I learnt how they washed and cooked. We learnt that the Bunurung people call the crow, Waa. It was interesting.

Justin, Grade 2, Rosebud Primary

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