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.