Video What have we got here: fish traps

TLF ID M018214

This four minute video examines the Indigenous Australian people’s special relationship with the Darling River, focusing on a unique fish traps site in Brewarrina NSW, known as Baiame's Ngnhhu. The site has been used by people from many Aboriginal Nations throughout the millennia; it is a special location people where people of all surrounding nations would gather to collect food. The Brewarrina fish traps are possibly one of the oldest remaining human made structures in the world. The video is one of ten in the series 'What have we got here? with Dr Dave - Series 2'.

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Educational value
  • This resource is valuable because of its relevance to a content description in the Historical Knowledge and Understanding strand of the year four history curriculum. The unique archaeological fish traps site in Brewarrina NSW provides an insight into the connection to country and some daily activities of Australian Aboriginals. * This resource is valuable in relation to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures cross-curriculum priority when looking at the unique belief systems and special connections and responsibility for Country and Place. * This resource may be of some value due to its relevance to two organising ideas in the sustainability cross-curriculum priority that examine the roles environmental management and connected ecosystems play in creating sustainable futures.
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  • Name: Murray-Darling Basin Authority
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