Visit from Dr Gwenda Baker

On Thursday 10 August Year 6 was privileged to have a visit from Ava’s nanna to speak to us about the Indigenous peoples of Arnhem Land. Dr Baker is a historian and lecturer from Monash University and has lived and taught in Arnhem Land, so she has firsthand knowledge of the culture of the Yolgnu people. Dr Baker also brought along some beautiful artefacts and explained what they would have been used for and how they were made. She also prepared a PowerPoint for us, answering questions that the girls had put on Post It stickers at the beginning of our unit. It was a fantastic visit and we thank Dr Baker and Ava for organising this for us.

by Kathy Agius, Girls’ Year 6 Teacher



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