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Lammermoor station, Queensland
Yirandali country in central north Queensland attracted pastoralists keen to exploit the grassy plains. Explore how Yirandali people, including Dalleburra elder Ko-Bro, and pastoralists interacted, and how people today reflect on those times.
Learn about making a greenhide rope
Watch this video where Yirandali man Fred Hill talks about growing up on stations in western Queensland.
Activity: Have a classroom discussion about what age children left school? Why did they leave school? What did they do when they left? Interview a grandparent or older friend about their school experience. What age did they leave? What hopes and expectations did they have? What did they end up doing?
Activity: Yirandali people used message sticks as a way to communicate. Create a poster, or plan a classroom presentation, on how communication devices have changed over the past few hundred years.
Yirandali and Lammermoor station
Activity: Robert Christison allowed Yirandali people to camp on Lammermoor station, whereas other station owners refused entry to local Aboriginal people. Carefully read the information above then discuss what kind of relationship Christison had with the Yirandali people.
Just Want to Look Good necklace
Activity: Malcolm ‘Mickie’ Smith makes jewellery out of old computers. Design and make your own jewellery, using something that has been discarded.