We supply many options for you to get to
know our culture. We can provide written material, guest speakers,
tours, and more. The services we offer are all based firmly in a reconciliation platform.
There can be no reconciliation without education.
Resources: To share the culture of the Ancestors, we offer a variety
of teaching resources suitable for all educational levels from primary
to college. Children are the future in all cultures.
On this page:
Tasmanian Aboriginal culture is normally written from a non-aboriginal
archaeological / anthropological perspective. We offer a Tasmanian
Aboriginal view of our history from a historical / geographical perspective.
As our teaching has always been oral, we have elders, Historians, and
Storytellers who visit schools, colleges, universities, groups, conferences,
and organisations to share our culture. If you are teaching Aboriginal
Studies, we can supply a speaker to suit your needs.
Our "hands on" approach can be tailored to a specialised
request, an open forum, or a structured series of workshops designed to
dispel the myths about our cultural heritage.
a 12 hour program over 6 weeks covering many topics.
Visits to historic and cultural sites in southern Tasmania
An authoritative work on Tasmanian Aboriginal art forms entitled:
Art and the People: Is There a Correlation Between Tribal
Boundaries and Rock Art. By Kaye
McPherson (BSc Hons)
Manuta Tunapee Puggaluggalia offers guest speakers for conferences,
including workshops designed specifically for your conference and
speakers for schools. . Visiting speakers for conferences are available
for 30 minute or one hour sessions. We have a speaker suited to your
Our speakers have a range of qualifications from Community Elders,
qualified teachers to historians and academics.
In the past we have spoken at schools, taken classes, spoken at The
First Settlers Association, been guest speakers at Conferences, and
given lectures at universities. We have held workshops at Educational
Conferences in NSW, Community conferences in Queensland and Tasmania.
Been part of Expos. Our fees are reasonable and our tailored package can
be designed by you.
We also offer excursions to Aboriginal sites in Tasmania which have
cultural significance. Speakers and workshops can be designed to suit a
school or organization.
Contact us for discussions about holding a
workshop or conference and costing details
Workshops can be designed to your special needs. We offer a one hour
or a two hour workshops. Choose from the selection below or request a
- Cultural differences within the community Learn about the
politics and problems facing the Tasmanian Aboriginal community today
- Traditional art There were many different art forms practiced by
the Ancestors, discover the different styles and mediums
- House building The Ancestors houses were a complex structure
which was copied by the early invader
- Music Tasmanian Aboriginal music was very different to that
performed by our mainland cousins.
Costs For schools: $75 per hour plus
travel. (this includes reference material)
Cost for other Organizations : On
Bookings are Essential. Get in touch with us by one of the
methods listed on our Contact Page.
We offer a non confronting 2 hour adult evening program over 6 weeks on
Aboriginal History, as part of the Lia Pootah Communities reconciliation policy.
The topics include Traditional lifestyles, Alienation of land, The Myth of
Robinson's round up, Tasmanian Aboriginal Culture today. All the workshops
include question and answer times.
Cost $77 per person.
Bookings are Essential. Please get in touch with us by one of the
methods shown on our Contact Page.
We take both schools and small private groups to visit cultural and
Understanding the Ancestors lifestyle and needs is important when visiting a
site. Nothing exists in isolation, and the ancestors interaction with the land
at a site helps understand their culture.
School group cultural excursions cost $50 per hour with the school supplying
the transport and accommodation when required.
We also cater for private organizations or groups, and can provide transport
if required. Contact Us to dicuss pricing.
Visit Bedlam Walls - and see the stone tool mine and 'habitation cave' -
Visit an Ochre Quarry - Consider middens and coastal regions
Extended tours offer Aboriginal art sites and cultural centers.
Discuss your personally designed Tasmanian Aboriginal Cultural Historical
tour with us. Contact us for more details.