Five Indigenous Wodonga Senior Secondary College students were taken on a journey into 50,000 years of Aboriginal history during the 2019 Mungo Youth Project.
The students, aged 16-18, took part in the three-day event where University of Wollongong earth scientists gave them a hands-on lesson in archaeological fieldwork.
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But it was a "better understanding of their culture" which school Koori support coordinator Sue Bell said was the most rewarding.
"The students hold Indigenous youth leadership scholarships and it was quite amazing to see them better figure out their history," she said.
"They did some amazing things and all of them have come back with a better understanding and more information about their culture."
Close to 250 students from 35 schools across NSW and Victoria took part in the program at Lake Mungo in the Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area in May.
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