Last Wednesday we had the absolute pleasure of a visit from Murrundindi, Head Man of the Wurrundjeri Clan. One of the classes he visited was our Year 3 Girls. Read below their responses.
What was Murrundindi like?
Murrundindi was showing all the compass points. Blaire
I think that Murrundindi was very nice. Olivia K
Murrundindi was AMAZING. Holly
He likes to play the didgeridoo. Katherine
Murrundindi was kind and confident. Tiaa
What did you learn?
I learnt that Murrundindi’s mother is an Aborigine and his father is from Scotland. Emma
Murrundindi was showing us how to do Indigenous art. Isabella
I learnt that Murrundindi can play happy birthday on the didgeridoo. Sienna
I learnt that before, the Aboriginal people didn’t have cloths shops and things we have now. Olivia Z
I learned that purple berries make plain clay purple. Selina
What more would I like to know?
I would like to know more about the Wurrundjeri people. Kara
How many Aboriginal people are there today? Corrine
What animals were on the oval when it was bush? Nina
What year was it when the other people came on their land? Olive
Why did we chop down the trees? Violet
How did he become a leader? Scarlett
I would like to know how old he is and where he was born. Stacy
As part of our continuing Reconciliation Journey at Tintern Grammar, Murrundindi’s wisdom, education and time spent with our students and staff, learning about Culture is essential. You will see and hear more about this as we continue on our journey together into the future.
Alison Andrews | School Chaplain, Reconciliation Action Co-ordinator