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Food in Australia (Stage 5)
Join our First Nations Educators to explore the timeline of Food in Australia!
Explore the timeline of food in Australia from Aboriginal culture pre-1788 to the First Farm, through to the presence of many different cultural groups settling in Australia, and how this has led to our cuisine becoming an exciting fusion of bush food ingredients and flavours. Students will also explore the recent popularity of bush foods and how the First Nations diet has evolved as a result of colonisation.
-Watch an easy-to-make damper session that can be replicated in the classroom or at home. Damper has been an important staple of Aboriginal people’s diets both traditionally and through colonisation.
-Explore the different types of traditional foods eaten by Aboriginal people, including the methods of collection and processing as well as how the Aboriginal diet was impacted by location.
-Learn traditional and contemporary methods of cooking and the uses of native bush foods by Aboriginal people.
-Learn how traditional bush foods are now incorporated into contemporary, modern cuisine.
Cost: $100 for 1 class up to 30 students/$175 for two classes up to 60 students/ $225 for three classes up to 90 students. Additional classes up to 30 students are charged at $50 per class
Capacity: 300 students per session
IS THIS A FREE EVENT? No
BROUGHT TO YOU BY: The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust
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$100 for 1 class up to 30 students/$175 for two classes up to 60 students/ $225 for three classes up to 90 students. Additional classes up to 30 students are charged at $50 per class
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Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand
Aboriginal Culture and History
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Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust
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Technology and Materials Requirements
If students are learning from home, they will need –
Own device with in-built microphone
If you are dialling in from the classroom, you will need –
A microphone so the presenter can hear the class. Please note that some laptop microphones are difficult to hear, and the positioning of the laptop is important for capturing sound.
A projector or smartboard that allows the students to see the presenter – your classroom smartboard is perfect for this.
Adequate sound volume (usually from your smartboard or external speakers). Laptop speakers are inadequate for your whole classroom to hear the presenter
More Information About This Event
Justifies food choices by analysing the factors that influence eating habits (FT5-7)
Selects and employs appropriate techniques and equipment for a variety of food-specific purposes (FT5-10)
Plans, prepares, presents and evaluates food solutions for specific purposes (FT5-11)
Examines the relationship between food, technology and society (FT5-12)
Evaluates the impact of activities related to food on the individual, society and the environment (FT5-13)
Describes the factors that contribute to an Aboriginal person’s identity (5.1)
Explains ways in which Aboriginal Peoples maintain their identity (5.2)
Describes the dynamic nature of Aboriginal cultures (5.3)
Analyses the interaction of the wider Australian community with Aboriginal Peoples and cultures (5.8)