3/4d’s Excursion to the Botanical Gardens
The very first thing we did was we caught a bus at 9.00 to the Botanical Gardens. It took about 20 minutes to get there in the city. When we were there we put our backpacks down and had some morning tea/recess.
Once we were finished eating we had a walk to this very odd place. We got these sticks and started to bang them together. We saw a man called Ben and he was putting all different kinds of flowers into this aboriginal bowl. Ben put matches onto the leaves and made a Smoke Ceremony. We all put a gum in the bowl and walked around it.
After that we had another walk and had a look at all different kinds of plants and trees. First we saw this tree were Aboriginals climbed up. It was very very VERY!!! spiky.
Also we had to get into partners and we had to weave some leaves.
The next thing we did was we had 2 rocks, 1 big one and 1 small one and a water bottle (with water in it.) We had to get a piece of rock (Ochre) and place it on the big rock. And then we had to smash it with the small rock. Once we had done that we put water on it and made paint.