Students experience two perspectives of how life would have been at McCrae Homestead through European and Indigenous cultural heritage interpretation.
The McCrae cross cultural experience has been adapted to now become the McCrae Education Program. The Indigenous facilitated component of the program is currently unavailable.
The program includes strong cultural connections with narrative around the relationship between the McCrae Family and the Bunurong people as we know it from the family accounts. The family accounts include Giorgiana McCrae’s personal diaries, her son George McCrae’s diary accounts, family letters, sketches and paintings from the 1845 onwards, the period that the family dwelled on the property in McCrae.
The program shares what anecdotally is considered a mutually respectful relationship between the Bunurong people and the McCrae family; a view that is supported by the Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation and one we have permission to share.
The program provides an insight to life on a pioneer settlement in the nineteenth century. Students experience the realities of daily life for children from a nineteenth century perspective.