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Today the students of Snowy River Campus went on our Indigenous walk, with some of the local Gunai people. We learnt about the local indigenous peoples past and present history.

We looked at how the Gunai lived before European settlement all the way through the massacres and missions of East Gippsland to now. We also looked at what 'men's business' and 'women's business' entailed. As part of the session looked at the men's work, we made rope in a traditional way using Yellow Stringybark, looked at tools and artefacts and went on a walk to find stones that could be used as tools. After morning tea, we looked at 'woman’s business'. This included basket weaving, eel fishing and the gathering of plants for use as food and medicine. It was a very enjoyable and powerful day. I now have a lot of information for my passport.

David- Braybrook College             

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School for Student Leadership is a Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) initiative offering a unique residential education experience for year nine students. The curriculum focuses on personal development and team learning projects sourced from students' home regions. There are four campuses in iconic locations across Victoria. The Alpine School Campus is located at Dinner Plain in the Victorian Alps. Snowy River Campus is near the mouth of the Snowy River at Marlo in east Gippsland. The third site is adjacent to Mount Noorat near Camperdown in Victoria’s Western District, and is called Gnurad-Gundidj. After consultation with the local aboriginal community, this name represents both the indigenous name of the local area and an interpretation of the statement "belonging to this place". Our fourth and newest campus, currently known as the Don Valley Campus is located at Don Valley, Yarra Ranges.
Our school community acknowledges the Gunaikurnai and Monero-Ngarigo people as the traditional custodians of the land upon which our school campus is built. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, their Elders past and present, and especially whose children attend our school.