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Bush Journal

History: Community and Remembrance



This excursion provides a study of the early life of Norman Windybanks, the son of local pioneer, Edward Windybanks, the founder of a boat building industry in the Cowan Creek area.

During the day, the students will follow the fictitious diary  of Norman as he and good friend Jimmy wind their way down along the Birrawanna Track to Bobbin Head in the early 1900's. 

Through his diary entries, the students will learn about the history of the area to get a sense of life in the early 1900s.

Inquiry questions

How has our community changed? What features have been lost and what features have been retained?

What is the nature of the contribution made by different groups and individuals in the community?

Excursion Locations

This program is offered at the following locations. Click on an image to find out more.