Stage 2 - 3: Cammeraigal Connections

Stage 2 - 3: Cammeraigal Connections


This workshop is a unique experience at the Taronga Zoo Sydney site. Students will engage with Dreaming stories and cultural learnings while highlighting the strong connections between Aboriginal people and the natural world.

What's involved

This workshop is available at Taronga Zoo Sydney only and will be delivered in the Taronga Institute of Science & Learning Habitat Classrooms or the Backyard to Bush Amphitheatre. See below for further information.

At school

Before coming to the Zoo, identify and learn about the Aboriginal people from your local area. Explore the unique relationship that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to the land.

At the Zoo

Taronga Zoo SydneyTaronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo
Learn about the Cammeraigal people and their connection to land and animals. Discover the importance of totem animals and learn Aboriginal words for some of the plants and animals that you encounter during the workshop.This workshop is not available at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo


Stage 2

  • GE2-1 examines features and characteristics of places and environments
  • GE2-2 describes the ways people, places and environments interact
  • GE2-3 examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments 
  • EN2-6B identifies the effect of purpose and audience on spoken texts, distinguishes between different forms of English and identifies organisational patterns and features
  • EN2-11D responds to and composes a range of texts that express viewpoints of the world similar to and different from their own
  • HT2-1 identifies celebrations and commemorations of significance in Australia and the world
  • HT2-2 describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time
  • HT2-3 describes people, events and actions related to world exploration and its effects
  • HT2-4 describes and explains effects of British colonisation in Australia
  • HT2-5 applies skills of historical inquiry and communication

Stage 3

  • EN3-5B discusses how language is used to achieve a widening range of purposes for a widening range of audiences and contexts
  • EN3-8D identifies and considers how different viewpoints for their world, including aspects of culture, are represented in texts
  • HT3-1 describes and explains the significance of people, groups, places and events to the development of Australia
  • HT3-2 describes and explains different experiences of people living in Australia over time
  • HT3-3 identifies change and continuity and describes the causes and effects of change on Australian society
  • HT3-4 describes and explains the struggles for rights and freedoms in Australia, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • HT3-5 applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry and communication