Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery

Students learning in Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery

Aboriginal Cultures

There are two floors to the Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery offering so much to see that each floor is worthy of a visit in its own right.

The ground floor focuses on Aboriginal Technologies and Culture whilst the first floor focuses on Aboriginal Art, Design and Technology. We ask that you choose a particular learning focus for your students’ visit to either the ground floor or level 1.

Choose from the lessons listed to investigate innovative technologies developed by Aboriginal people in their quest for food and water whilst living in diverse environments across South and Central Australia.

Special program for years 4, 5 and 6 students in March 2015

Every Wednesday in March the South Australian Museum is combining with the Adelaide Botanic Gardens and Tandanya to extend students understandings of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures. Students will participate in three one hour interactive sessions at each site.

Tandanya – Traditional Basket Weaving with Southern Elders Weavers Group

Adelaide Botanic Gardens – Walking inquiry trail with Aboriginal Educator Trent Hill

South Australian Museum – Guided inquiry in the Aboriginal Cultures Gallery exploring the impact of European settlement.

Cost $10 per student

For bookings or more information call the Botanic Gardens.

P 08 8222 9311    e


Useful online resources

Speaking Land  This is also available on the computers in the gallery.

Ngurunderi  An Aboriginal Dreaming


Gallery Highlights

These downloads below provide information about the collections. They are also useful as a pre-visit reading exercise.

Aboriginal Gallery News (Ground Floor)

Aboriginal Gallery News (Level 1)

We also have a Discovery Case which can be loaned to your school on Aboriginal Technologies.