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A Noongar story about connection to country and family

Follow the story of Chunyart, a young Noongar boy and his friend, the cheeky Twenty-eight Parrot, on his journey through Whadjuk Country. Learn how plants and animals provided food, tools, shelter and medicine for Noongar people and how they took care of the land (boodja).

Students engage in hands-on activities, including traditional first aid, hunting games and the use of symbols to share a story of family and place.

'A fantastic outdoor learning experience for both children and teachers, thank you.' - Year 3 Teacher

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

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Bookings are essential and fees apply. Copies of the 'Chunyart and the Cheeky Parrot' storybook are available for purchase from Aspects of Kings Park.

Please refer to the Kings Park Education Cancellation Policy before booking this program.

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Tags: Year level: 3
Stream: Cultural Heritage
WA Curriculum links: English,Humanities and Social Sciences,Science
Program type: School program
Maximum duration: 1 hour

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