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Australian Museum : Indigenous Australia

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Indigenous Australia

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A Chronology of Aboriginal and Islander History

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How do I find...? - Common questions (and answers) about Indigenous Australia

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Lore of the Land

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Koori Mail - latest news, published fortnightly

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Brisbites : indigenous history  - about suburban areas of Brisbane

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Turrbal people - the Turrbal people inhabited Meanjin (now Brisbane) and surrounding areas

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Yerongpan clan of Oxley Creek who spoke the Yaggera dialect of the Turrbal language

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Wollumbin Dreaming - Bundjalung peoples site about their heritage and especially Wollumbin (Mt Warning)

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Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre  - more about the Bundjalung people and Wollumbin

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The Legend  of the Glasshouse Mountains   -  For the  Gubbi Gubbi  people, these mountains were Tibrogargan and Beerwah and their children

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Minnie Mace :  Minnie Mace tells of the importance of the Glasshouse Mountains to aboriginal culture and explains the use of Aboriginal astronomy in the area.  Story can be heard in a Flash download (1 MB)

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Southern Stars : Aboriginal Astronomy -This web site gives the history behind indigenous and non-indigenous astronomy, as well as Aboriginal stories surrounding some of the constellations. This site also includes a good explanation of what The Dreaming is for Aboriginal people.

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Yindjibarndi Culture : from Roebourne School, WA.

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Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park - Cairns  Australia

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Dreamtime stories - in the Kullilla Dreamtime Art site.  The images are artist Michael Connelly's interpretations of the stories.

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Stories of the Dreaming - must have RealPlayer to hear these stories

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Australian Aboriginal Writers

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Famous Aborigines - brief information compiled by Victorian primary school students on some famous people

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How Boomerangs Work

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Stories from Napranum and Thursday Island - Oral histories from two Indigenous communities illustrate traditional craft practices. Videos require Quicktime.

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Aboriginal Flag

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Torres Strait Islander Flag

 

bullet Larrakia Calendar - interactive seasonal calendar of the Larrakia people.  Links to charts of other calendars too.
bullet Twelve Canoes - brilliant multimedia website portraying the Yolngu people and their history, land and culture.
bullet Burrara Gathering
bullet Dust Echoes - this site is built around stories from the Wugularr Community from the Northern Territory and the Warmun Community from Western Australia.  Also has games and downloads for students.
bullet Werde! Welcome to UsMob - a 7-part 'choose your own adventure' series set in the central desert of Australia!
bullet Speaking Land : virtual tour of the South Australian Museum's Australian Aborigines Cultures Gallery
bullet Vibe school - the web pages of the magazine you can read in our Durack school library
bullet Message Club - Just for Fun - the kid's activity centre on the ABC's Message Stick site. Quizzes, games, e-cards, art.
bullet Indig.com - a site promoting music of indigenous cultures round the world.  Look in "Cool Stuff" for videos of a corroboree, a virtual didgeridoo and create the soundtrack for a virtual corroboree
bullet Yothu Yindi - Home site of the highly successful band.  Listen to the music, find out about the songs
bullet Indigenous traditional games - Learn how to play the games and teach your friends
bullet STARS - Students that Action Reconciliation Seriously
bullet A Gift of Presence - State Library of Queensland Online Exhibition
bullet MAP of the major tribal/language groups in Aboriginal Australia. Click on individual sections to zoom in on that area.
bullet Bringing Them Home -  Student and teacher guides to the 1997 report on the separation of ATSI children from their families

See also other I-Files. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources are denoted by the flag icon
 
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Resources for Teaching

 
 
bullet Indigenous Education - Education Queensland's new (May 27, 2007)website is a guide for schools, students and communities and includes the strategies, resources, projects and initiatives currently operating across the Department that focuses on the improving outcomes for Indigenous students in Queensland state schools.
bullet Crossing Cultures Powerpoint Presentations - for Qld Schools Professional development
bullet Indigenous perspectives support materials [Qld Studies Authority] Essential reading for teachers
bullet  ISSU - CSQ - website of the Indigenous Schooling Support Unit for Central and Southern Queensland which includes an library of indigenous resources for education.                      
bullet Australian Government. DEST indigenous Education
bullet Dare To Lead
bullet What Works
bullet APAC Teaching in an Aboriginal context - WA Education Department "Teaching Aboriginal Students" resources. PArt of Aboriginal Perspectives across the Curriculum
bullet Dandiiri Maiwar is a vibrant and living Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures Centre at Queensland Museum South Bank showcasing Queensland’s Indigenous people.
bullet Reconciliation - It's Everybody's Business - Qld Govt site
bullet Reconciliation Australia Apology Resources
bullet Treading Lightly.  Website for a book which examines how Aboriginal peoples in northern NSW organised for sustainability.  A knowledge builder for teachers and some excerpts could be useful classroom resources.
bullet NetLinks for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (State Library of Queensland)
bullet The Lost Seasons - Aboriginal weather lore useful for alternative views when discussing weather
bullet Aboriginal Australia - Aussie Educator site's comprehensive links
bullet Communicating across cultures - Qld Government advice on protocols 
bullet CDU Library - Libraries and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Protocols
bullet Deadly Maths - This site presents the outcomes of a 2006 ASSISTM research and professional development (PD) project in Townsville to enhance the mathematics performance of Indigenous students.

EQ Centres of Excellence for Indigenous Education

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Badu Island SS

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Cairns West State School

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Cherbourg State School

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Cunnamulla State School

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Durack State School - You are already here!

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Mitchell State School

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Redcliffe State High School

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Spinifex College, Mount Isa

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Thursday Island State High School

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Western Cape College

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Yarrabah State School

 

 

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Aboriginal Perspectives Through Integrated Units NSW Board of Studies K-6 curriculum linkages project.  Includes exemplary currriculum units

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Twelve canoes Study Guide  Educational guide to brilliant website on culture, history, lands and life of the Yolngu people

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Croc Dreaming - Art activity

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Bush tucker - Wet Tropics Australia Fact Sheet.(.pdf)

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Indigenous Olympic Representatives, Athens 2004 - Sports Commission .pdf

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Indigenous Olympic Medallists  Sports Commission .pdf

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Other Indigenous Olympians - Sports Commission .pdf

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Indigenous Paralympians - Sports Commission .pdf

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Web Archive Copy: Indigenous traditional games  access downloads of booklets for adults and children

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Aboriginal Games and Pastimes (pdf 169k) - Some early Australian games to play and toys to make. 

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Dot Paintings - a lesson plan

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Aboriginal Nations Gallery - Storyboards and scripts for the the animated Dreaming stories CDs are continually being added to this site

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ABC Dust Echoes - Lesson Plans

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Aboriginal Dreaming Stories - Unit plan for Sth Australian Year 2/3 employing Six Thinking Hats strategies.

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Australians At Work - Indigenous Work – Study Modules - the pages include video clips and downloads of Aboriginal people talking about the work they do.

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CSIRO Larrakia calendar : The online Larrakia calendar shows seven seasons in an annual cycle of climatic and ecological understanding. See the Teacher Activity area for alignment with the Australian Curriculum.

 

 

 

 

 

Other interesting schools

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Bwgcolman Community School

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Point Pearce Aboriginal School

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TagaiTube on T.I.Primary School website

 

 

 
     

Updated May 2007