You and Me, Murrawee

Available at both Melbourne and Cranbourne Gardens

Explore Aboriginal culture and gain a deeper understanding of the Eastern Kulin Nation.

Children will learn how to show respect for Traditional Owners and the continuing connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to Country by participating in an Acknowledgement of Country and share in the reading of You and Me, Murrawee; a beautifully observed story of what life would have been like 200 years ago, told through the eyes of a young girl camping by the river with her family.

This program runs at the Melbourne Gardens on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; and at the Cranbourne Gardens on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday during school term.

Students will

  • Discover how plants can be used as resources
  • Explore Indigenous resource plants and tools
  • Pond for aquatic invertebrates (Cranbourne Gardens)
  • Make animal tracks (Cranbourne Gardens)

Key focuses

  • Aboriginal histories, cultures and connection to the land
  • Plants as food, medicine, tools and shelter
  • Storytelling and outdoor literacy

Curriculum Links

This program supports outcomes from the Victorian Early Years Learning Development Framework