In week four, the Year 12 Outdoor and Environmental Studies students travelled to the Howqua Hills, in the traditional country of the Taungurung People. There, we learnt about the traditions and customs of the Tanguarung People, how they used the land and the incredible connection they shared with this area. We also looked at the settlement of Europeans in the area, and how they contributed to the timber and mining industries in the area. The students visited Fry’s hut and were lucky enough to be greeted by an equine specialist and her horses, who kindly let us pat and relax with her in the old horse yards. This was a special highlight for us and made our time in the grazing area even more meaningful. Students participated in canoeing on Lake Eildon, learning to work as a team, and communicate. It seems we need more practice at this as there were quite a few flipped canoes, but lots of laughter too. Finally, we spent time at the top of Mt Buller, observing the effects of biological isolation, geological stability, and climatic variation. Overall, a wonderful camp where students completed their SAC logbook, and tried some new activities in a beautiful part of Victoria.

 

 

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