Sydney – Incredible Boomerang painting – 3 April 2024

Today our students learnt about Indigenous Australian culture and painted Boomerangs!

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Today at Lexis Manly our students learnt about Indigenous Australian culture and had the opportunity to paint Boomerangs! At Lexis Manly, we believe that exploring different cultures and traditions is an essential part of education. By learning about the rich culture of Indigenous Australians, our students gain a deeper understanding of the world around them and develop an appreciation for the diversity that makes Australia so extraordinary.

Boomerangs, the iconic curved wooden tools of ancient origins, are not only intriguing objects of aerodynamics but also fascinating canvases for artistic expression. For our students, understanding their historical significance, aerodynamic principles, and the creative potential they hold through painting is a journey worth embarking on.

We at Lexis English Manly would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land we live and study on today – The Gayemagal people. We pay our respects to Elders past and present. 

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🪃 Exploring the history of Boomerangs: 

Originating from Indigenous Australian cultures, boomerangs have a rich history dating back thousands of years. Initially used for hunting and recreational purposes, boomerangs have evolved into symbols of culture and craftsmanship. By learning about their origins and cultural significance, our students can appreciate the rich heritage behind these unique objects.

Learning about the history and cultural significance of boomerangs provides students with a deeper understanding of Indigenous traditions and craftsmanship. By incorporating elements of Indigenous art into their designs, students can pay homage to these rich cultural roots.

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🎨 The artistry of painting Boomerangs

Boomerangs were often painted or carved with designs to tell stories of legends and traditions in Indigenous Australian cultures. Some students went with the traditional Indigenous Australian painting style with earthy tones and Australian symbols, while others went with their own personal style, colours and techniques. Painting boomerangs encouraged our students to think outside the box and explore their artistic abilities. Whether it was experimenting with different colour combinations, patterns, or themes, each boomerang became a unique and beautiful work of art.5 2 E1712128292689

🤝 Learning about Indigenous culture:

Learning about boomerangs serves as a reminder of Australia’s rich cultural heritage and the ingenuity of our Indigenous Australian cultures. For our students, It fosters appreciation for traditional crafts, encourages curiosity about different cultures, and sparks creativity in unexpected ways.

Today our students, explored the rich history of Indigenous Australians and Boomerangs which offered a multidisciplinary learning experience encompassing history, art, and cultural studies. It encouraged hands-on experimentation, critical thinking, and cross-cultural understanding. Moreover, it provided an informative and interesting exploration of Indigenous traditions and customs, fostering a deeper appreciation for diversity and heritage.

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Thank you to everyone for a fun, creative and informative afternoon!


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