Written by a mother and son duo, this brightly illustrated picture book is a jubilant journey through a child's home country that celebrates the joys of nature and emphasizes forming a connection with place. In simple and lyrical prose, this narrative offers an indigenous Australian perspective of life as it connects traditional and contemporary experiences in a ways that children can understand.
Stories to unite us (Year 3) This unit of work, Stories to unite us, allows students to explore aspects of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, using the picture books You and Me: Our Place and Stories from the Billabong.You and Me: Our Place, written by Leonie Norringtonand illustrated by Dee Huxley, highlights the connections between young and old Aboriginal Australians, and between cultures.
Aboriginal spinning top, Cape York, Queensland. Family Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a complex system of family relations, where each person knows their kin and their land. - See more at: http://australianmuseum.net.au/Indigenous-Australia-Family#sthash.O5gU7f6Z.dpuf
People, place, language and song In this unit, People, place, language and song, concepts of place, language and song are explored as they relate to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their cultures.
In this magnificent celebration of country, Bronwyn Bancroft uses both images and words to explore the beauty of the Australian continent and to express the depth of her feelings about it. It is a superb and unique showcase of reverence for landscape—from the coast and the outback to the cities and plains, from dramatic gorges to rugged alpine peaks, and from barren deserts to lush rainforests, Australia is undoubtedly a place of unrivaled beauty that is captured perfectly in Bancroft's…
Education Packs The following Education Packs are produced by Reconciliation SA in partnership with the Aboriginal Education and Employment unit of Department of Education and Children's Services, Catholic Education SA, the Association of Independent Schools of SA and Dare to Lead.
This section of the ReconciliACTION website explores the policy of forcibly removing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) children from their families. It is estimated that 100,000 Indigenous children were taken from their families and raised in homes or adopted by white families, up until the 1960s. The policy was designed to ‘assimilate’ or ‘breed out’ Indigenous people. These children became known as the ‘Stolen Generations’.