This is a 50 min radio documentary I produced and edited for ABC Radio National.
On Country Learning is no ordinary field trip. Every year, students from the University of Melbourne troop on a bus and head up the Hume Highway bound for Yorta Yorta country. They're being taught a subject in the Indigenous studies stream where the classroom has no walls. It's an intensive course designed to teach Australian history from an Aboriginal perspective - with the Yorta Yorta as a case study.
The Yorta Yorta elder and academic Dr Wayne Atkinson leads the students as they discover sites of cultural significance - from ancient middens and fireplaces on the Murray River to the political activism born on the Cummeragunja reserve and community-controlled organisations such as Rumbalara.