A quick guide to Henty’s Wiradjuri Culture

About this resource

This interactive resource has been developed for Henty Public School and the NSW Department of Education to support learning about Wiradjuri culture. This resource was created to be used in NSW HSIE subjects (geography and history) and help teachers deliver lessons on Aboriginal culture – covering cross-curriculum priorities under Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures.

It is designed to be used on a computer or tablet with interactive elements to play audio recordings, show and hide features and link to YouTube videos.

Please note: We encourage schools to work with their local Aboriginal Education Officers and other representatives. This resource does not replace local knowledge, merely supports classroom discussion and learning.

It is recommended to use this resource in conjunction with the First People’s Culture with the Murray region of NSW, prepared by PeeKdesigns and Petaurus Education Group Inc. in consulation with the Ngarigo, Wiradjuri, Wamba Wamba/ Wemba Wemba, Bangerang/Pangerang, Mutthi Mutthi, and Barapa Barapa/Perrepa Perrepa people. This resource provides a range of information and activity sheets to help teachers and students within the Murray region of New South Wales learn about Australia’s First Peoples.

What’s included?

There are three sections to this resource.


  • Welcome and acknowledge of Country
  • Appropriate language

Wiradjuri culture

  • Wiradjuri Nation
  • Doodle Comer Swamp
  • The Dreaming
  • Totems
  • Evidence of occupation
  • Finding food
  • Tools
  • Europeans devastate Wiradjuri way of life
  • Stolen generations
  • What is reconciliation?
  • Living on Wiradjuri Country – interviews between Aunty Rose Whybrow and her parents, Kevin and Edna Cameron

Keeping culture alive

  • Language
  • Wiradjuri word walls – Animals and People
  • Expressing culture
  •  Wiradjuri art
  • Cultural burning
  • Five Ways Travelling Stock Route
  • Cultural burning – the benefits



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