Murrundindi visits the Junior School

As part of our Unit of Study this term focusing on Indigenous Australia, Year 4 students were fortunate to welcome Aboriginal Elder, Murrundindi to Brighton Grammar School. Murrundindi descends from the Wurundjeri tribe from the Upper Yarra and Healesville region. 

Murrundindi shared stories about the Dreamtime and taught the boys some customs and traditions associated with Aboriginal culture through song, dance, language, and music. He also explained some challenges that Aboriginal people have faced historically, and still face today in modern Australia.

The boys were captivated by Murrundindi’s stories and information; particularly the way Aboriginal Australians connect with their land. A highlight for many boys was learning to throw and catch a boomerang. Much discussion has resulted and the boys will carry this through our unit.

Paul Gurry
Year 4 Teacher