Museum in a Box - Living on the Land

Boxes are currently available each school term for set loan periods of three weeks. Museum in a Box can be sent to and collected from any educational institution within New South Wales.

Museum in a box - Living on the Land

James King © Australian Museum

The Living on the Land box examines the practical and spiritual significance of land to Indigneous Australians. Students will examine some of the issues related to land ownership and control and the impact these have on land rights. It also examines the ways in which Indigneous people obtain, process and use their food resources. It will also help students to understand:

  • the different methods of tool making
  • the variety of techniques that are used to find and collect food
  • the creative way Indigneous people respond to diverse conditions and environments

Box Contents:

  • Scats and tracks activity boards
  • Replica archaeological peel of a midden
  • Replica hand tools
  • Language map of Australia
  • Large map of New South Wales
  • Significant Sites postcards
  • Significant Sites activity card
  • Books
  • Posters
  • Information panels
  • Teaching resources



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Karen Player , Manager Museum Outreach
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