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A traditional Nyoongar story in Kings Park

Discover how Aboriginal people used the bush for food, tools, clothing and medicine as you follow the ancient story of Chunyart, a young Nyoongar boy. Students investigate family structures, explore the uses of bush plants, play traditional games and use Aboriginal symbols to share stories of family and place.

'A fantastic outdoor learning experience for both children and teachers, thank-you.' - Year 1/2 Teacher


By the end of this program students will:

  • Recognise Kings Park as a special place for Nyoongar people
  • Be aware of how Aboriginal people use an understanding natural materials use in making tools and weapons
  • Handle Aboriginal tools, practice bandaging using natural materials, play a traditional Nyoongar game and draw a story map using Aboriginal symbols
  • Have explored Aboriginal family structures and the roles of women and men
  • Understand how information, knowledge and stories are communicated through stories passed down from generation to generation of Aboriginal people
  • Know some Nyoongar names of places, tools, family members and plants.

You may also be interested in a Nyoongar glossary for local Aboriginal words that are used within this website.

Australian Curriculum Links

Kings Park Education Programs complement learning outcomes of the Australian Curriculum.

Download: pdf'Chunyart and the Cheeky Parrot' Australian Curriculum Content Codes106.48 KB

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