“Set in the heart of the Yarra Valley, Worawa Aboriginal College is an Aboriginal initiative situated on Aboriginal owned land. The land is very important to the Aboriginal Community as it was once part of the Coranderrk Aboriginal Station and is in close proximity to the Coranderrk Aboriginal Station.
The College is a full boarding school for young Aboriginal women, years 7 – 10 and is Victoria’s only independent Aboriginal community school. The College has an impressive curriculum embracing many subjects with a strong Aboriginal culture and perspective thread through each curriculum area.
The College generously welcomes visitors by appointment, who can experience The Dreaming Trail which records and celebrates traditional culture, stories of the Elders and the history of the Aboriginal tribes and clans connected to this important site. Visitors can learn about the cultural protocols in welcoming visitors to the Land, the use of plants for food, medicine and craft.
Additional learning opportunities are available for the following:
• Smoking Ceremony
• The history of Coranderrk
• Aboriginal Elders stories
• Aboriginal people’s relationship with the Land
• Traditional implements and their use
• Aboriginal technology
• The use of ochre in ceremony and art
• Contemporary Aboriginal Australia
• And view art created by the Worawa community
Yarra Ranges Country Apartment is very happy to announce that a 2 day mid week package can be booked to include a visit to Worawa Aboriginal College. For further information please use our Contact Form or ring +61419582410. Dates and times are subject to Worawa Aboriginal College availability.