Culture Talk

Guests in our Cultural Centre learn about the different language groups, lifestyle, protocols, song lines and connections using the Aboriginal Australia map.

Our centre has a range of artefacts, including the coolamon, emu caller, clap sticks, didgeridoo, spears, boomerangs and stone tools. Our culture presenters share their knowledge of how the artefacts are used, the production of these artefacts and their significance.

Bush Tucker Walk

Culture presenters take you through our centre’s bush tucker garden and explain the Aboriginal uses of the plants. We share our knowledge of the many different resources found in the environment.   

Bush tucker catering can be included as part of your visit (bookings essential). You can sample traditional damper, wattle-seed pikelets with native jams, or a BBQ ‘bush tucker taste test’, offering the finest native game meat, such as kangaroo, crocodile and emu.

Boomerang Workshop

In this workshop visitors can experience the ancient art of boomerang throwing in our beautiful bush setting.

Our culture presenters will assist with throwing returning boomerangs and share their knowledge on the 9 different boomerangs we use in our area. They each have a specific purpose, some were used in ceremonies, music or trade. Others are used for traditional survival, like hunting and digging.

Aboriginal Art Lesson

Aboriginal art is an important part of Aboriginal culture and history. We use art to tell our stories, teaching and portraying an event through creative expression.

We discuss the different painting styles from areas across Australia, and explain the differences between each. Our Aboriginal artists will then assist you with designing and painting your personal story using traditional Aboriginal symbols.

Cultural Programs

Muru Mittigar’s Cultural Education Centre is located at Rouse Hill House and Farm, a Sydney Living Museums historic site. This is where we share our culture focusing on Aboriginal lifestyle, people, the environment and our connections to our place which is on Darug land.

Our centre provides culture activities which up to four can be included in the School & Public programs. These are also available to those who wish to include them in their Professional Development or Cultural Awareness programs.

See below for more information on the programs that we run:

Primary and High School Program 

Early Childhood Program

Teachers’ Professional Development Program 

Public Program

Corporate Cultural Awareness Program