This documentary explains how fish and eel traps were made, how they worked, and why they were so important for the Gunditjmara people who lived around Lake Condah (Tae Rak). Year 8 students – Alannah, Kirsty, Molly, Amy and Aimee produced this documentary after time spent researching the topic, visiting Lake Condah and speaking with local Budj Bim tour guides.
This documentary describes some of the native bush foods that can be found around Budj Bim and Tae Rak. The documentary was made by Year 8 students Will, Patty, Jesse, Kirk and Darby in late 2013.
This documentary explains why the stone huts around Lake Condah and Budj Bim are such a significant part of Australia’s history. Angus, Jakob, Tom, Tate, Caleb and Matt created this documentary.
Year 8 students recently researched some of the fascinating history and geography of the region surrounding Budj Bim (aka Mount Eccles). They studied topographic maps of Lake Condah (Tae Rak) and delved in to a number of information sources (including the wonderful books ‘The People of Budj Bim’ by the Gunditjmara people and Gib Wettenhall, as well as the ‘Field Guide to Cultural Features of the Budj Bim Landscape’ by the Gunditj Mirring Partnership Project).
Students also visited and explored Budj Bim, the Lake Condah Mission and the Tyrendarra Indigenous Protected Area. Most of the photos shown in the documentaries were taken by Year 8 students during this excursion.
During the excursion, Budj Bim tour guide and Gunditjmara elder Eileen Alberts showed several students the basics of basket-weaving. A number of students were keen to find out more and Eileen generously agreed to visit the school for a more in-depth basket-weaving workshop with Year 7 and 8 girls and female staff.
The documentaries were an opportunity for students to share some of their newfound knowledge about Budj Bim with the general public.