We acknowledge the Boonwurrung people of the Kulin Nation, the traditional custodians of the land we are on. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present and extend our respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people.
Britannica offers an in depth and summary options on the history of Indigenous Australians. It delves into social structure and culture. See what you can find.
Books in the library!
Legends by Sean GormanThis set of biographies uses the players' own descriptions of their lives, their careers and the people who helped them achieve success. While some of these players have shared experiences, for others the story was different. All are inspirational.
Call Number: 796.33 GOR
Publication Date: 2011
Growing up Aboriginal in Australia by Anita HeissWhat is it like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia? This anthology, compiled by award-winning author Anita Heiss, attempts to showcase as many diverse voices, experiences and stories as possible in order to answer that question. Each account reveals, to some degree, the impacts of invasion and colonisation - on language, on country, on ways of life, and on how people are treated daily in the community, the education system, the workplace and friendship groups.
Call Number: 305.89 GRO
Publication Date: 2018
Legendary tales of the Australian Aborigines by David UnaiponDavid Unaipon the man on the $50 note was a most extraordinary person. An early Aboriginal political activist, he was also a scientist, a writer, a preacher and an inventor. In the 1920s, under contract to the University of Adelaide, he was commissioned to collect traditional Aboriginal stories from around South Australia.
This website explains the Koorie Cross-Curricular Protocols. The protocols seek to protect the integrity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural expressions in a way in which all Australians can engage respectfully and feel connected to this identity.
Indigenous history of Stonnington by City of StonningtonThis resource is a guide for teachers who are introducing their students in years 4 – 6 to the Indigenous history of the Stonnington area. It is designed as a starting point for an exploration of the stories connected with the local landscape and the Indigenous people who have inhabited it for generations. The unit includes sessions and activities developed to engage students. It is an invitation for them to investigate and imagine: •the way the place they live in used to be, and •how indigenous people lived and created through their connection to the land These investigations are planned to lead the students to a greater awareness and understanding of the culture of the Indigenous peoples of the area encompassed by Stonnington.
Twelve Canoes is a website of twelve short videos that together paint a compelling portrait of
the people, history, culture and place of the Yolngu people whose homeland is the Arafura Swamp of north-central Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.