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Stage 4-5: Connecting to Country

Outcomes: HT2-1, HT2-2, HT2-4, HT2-5

Integrates with: Science and Geography

At School

Before coming to the Zoo identify the Aboriginal people from your local area and the language they spoke. Research the many Aboriginal and Torres Strait nations throughout Australia and the similarities and differences. 

 At the Zoo

Explore Taronga’s homage to the traditional owners of this site through the Wiradjuri  interpretation within the Zoo grounds.

Elephant facility nearing completion
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s new state-of-the-art Elephant facility is having the finishing touches added, with completion set for the end of this year.
Enjoy a taste of little Italy at Taronga Western Plains Zoo this January! - FULLY BOOKED
Enjoy a romantic overnight experience at Zoofari Lodge this Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day at the Zoo
Spoil your special someone with a night to remember at Taronga Western Plains Zoo this Valentine's Day.
Addax calf born 27 November 2014
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has welcomed yet another Addax calf in the last week of spring with a male Addax calf born 27 November 2014.

Stage 2-3 Wiradjuri Wanderings

Outcomes: HT2-1, HT2-2, HT2-4, HT2-5

Integrates with: Science and Geography

At School

Before coming to the Zoo identify the Aboriginal people from your local area and the language they spoke. Research the many Aboriginal and Torres Strait nations throughout Australia and the similarities and differences. 

 At the Zoo

Explore Taronga’s homage to the traditional owners of this site through the Wiradjuri  interpretation within the Zoo.

Early Stage 1 - Stage 1: Dreaming and Living on the Land

Outcomes: HTE-1, HT1-1 HT1-2, HT1-4,

Integrates with: Science

At School 

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders have lived in Australia for thousands of years; discuss Aboriginal words from the local area and how some of our animals and suburbs and their Aboriginal meanings.
  • There are many Aboriginal languages spoken throughout Australia. Look at the Aboriginal Language map on ABC online -and discuss all of the various languages. Discuss the local language of your local area.

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