First Peoples

This kit contains a collection of artefacts that reflect the material culture and practices of the First Peoples of Australia, with a particular focus on the Koories of Victoria.

Suitable for years K–Adult
Objects from First Peoples outreach kit

The objects reflect cultural practices in daily life and encourage students to consider the skills and knowledge that have been passed down over many generations.

A teachers' booklet provides a guide to possible activities, enquiry questions for students to explore and additional resources available on the First Peoples website.

The kit can be used in the context of a visit to the First Peoples exhibition at Melbourne Museum and/or a broader unit of study.

Featuring 24 interactive items and objects, including:

  • A marngrook, a ball made of possum skin that is used for games including football
  • Emu feathers which are used by Koorie people to make skirts and other objects
  • A possum skin cloak, which have been made by Koorie people for generations for warmth and as a marker of identity and status


$85 (GST inclusive) for a 3-week loan


Kits will be delivered by post. We pay for posting the kit to you, you pay for return postage. Other arrangements may be possible upon booking.

Prior to requesting a booking, please read our booking conditions and cancellation policy.

The learning kit program is currently on hold and will recommence once the museum reopens and we have necessary safety measures in place.

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