Two students at Fairy Stones to Gummingurru program

Fairy Stones to Gummingurru

Monday to Friday during school term

Prep – Year 2

HASS - History

Facilitated by museum staff

60 minutes

Queensland Museum Cobb+Co, Toowoomba


Gold coin donation per local student
$7 per non-local student
30 students per session (two groups can run concurrently)

Book in for our facilitated school program Fairy Stones to Gummingurru where students learn about the significance of a local cultural site.

Program overview

This facilitated school program introduces students to Jean's story and invites them to share in her excitement as she discovers and explores the local stone arrangement site at Gummingurru. Students then explore the artefacts and stories in The Binangar Centre to learn about the Traditional Owners of the Toowoomba region. Storytelling and hands-on artefacts are a major focus of this program.

Introductory activity
A Cobb+Co staff member will share an interactive story about Jean, a young girl who discovered the sacred Aboriginal stone arrangement site, Gummingurru, on her family farm near Meringandan.

Gallery activity
Students will explore The Binangar Centre and interact with hands-on objects to further investigate the diversity of Aboriginal cultures. Teachers will be required to direct this activity.

Learning outcomes

Students will:

  • learn stories about the lives of the Traditional Owners of the Toowoomba region and understand the diverse nature of Aboriginal cultures throughout Queensland
  • explore similarities and differences between the cultures of Aboriginal Peoples and those of the students
  • value the significance of local cultural sites and the importance of preserving them for the future
  • understand that objects help us remember stories from the past and tell the stories of the present
  • understand that stories are passed down from one generation to the next
  • use a range of communication skills to share ideas.

School visit information

See our Visit as a school page for information on visiting the museum and booking a group into a program.

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