Birrarung Wilam Stories

Arts Centre Melbourne

Koorie Heritage Trust and Arts Centre Melbourne
Give your students an in-depth full-day experience engaging with local Koorie history and investigating contemporary Koorie culture, culminating in a video-making project to consolidate their learning.

Starting at the Koorie Heritage Trust at Federation Square, students will be taken on the Birrarung Wilam (River Camp) Walk, learning about the significance of the Birrarung Wilam to the Wurundjeri peoples, and how the land on which the Birrarung is located has changed over time. Taking in the Aboriginal art installations and Birrarung Marr (side of the river of mists) students will be led by an experienced Koorie guide from the Trust, hearing stories that promote and celebrate continuing living Victorian Aboriginal Culture.

Following on from the walking tour, students will visit The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne, to edit together a digital story which explores some of the topics discussed on the walk. Students will use video editing software and audio equipment to narrate a short video piece, which will be made available for download after the workshop.

10.00am – 11.30am : Koorie Heritage Trust Guided Tour*
11.30am – 12.00pm – lunch
12.00pm – 02.00pm – Digital Storytelling Workshop at The Channel

If you would like specific content to compliment student learning in the classroom, please contact us to discuss:

Before the workshop
During the workshop
  • Learn about Wurundjeri history and culture from a local Koorie guide
  • Engage with artefacts at the Koorie Heritage Trust
  • Learn basic video editing
  • Learn about sound design, recording and editing audio

After the workshop
Student work will be made available for download after the workshop, emailed to the teacher making the booking.

Suitable for Years 5 - 12

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Year Level Suitability

3-6 to 10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Media Arts, The Arts - Visual Arts, History, Geography , Civics And Citizenship


Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Histories And Cultures, Australian History, Identity, Country And Place, Reconciliation, Wurundjeri People’s Land And Resource Management Strategies And Approaches To Their Custodial Responsibility, Understanding The Influence Of The Wurundjeri People On Their Environment And Vice Versa Speaking And Listening; Pronunciation, Spelling And Meaning Of Words And Their Histories




4 hours - 1.5 hours at Koorie Heritage Trust | 30 minute break | 2 hours at The Channel


$700 per workshop Workshop capacity: 25 students Workshop capacity: 25 students


The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne (Melbourne, VIC)

School Term:
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4


On demand (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays only, subject to availability)

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