As part of our Geography unit on where we live in the world, we had a visit from Delsie Lillyst. Delsie is the Aboriginal Education Officer from the Catholic Education Office. She is one of the Gundjitmara people whose land is in the south-west of Victoria. Delsie talked to us about the connection Aboriginal people have to their land and how important this is in their lives. She shared information about the way in which the lives of Aboriginal people have changed over the years and how her people pass their stories down through generations through songs, dance and storytelling.
Delsie told us the story of her grandmother, her mother and her own children to show us how life has changed for each generation of Aboriginal people. We loved having Delsie visit our school. (Mrs Foley’s favourite bit was when Delsie told us she is a Collingwood supporter 🙂
DL Talk on PhotoPeach