Caring for place, caring for country. Free download. This teaching resource is about contemporary Aboriginal culture, heritage and connection with the land. Included in the teaching kit are 2 story books; Gami's Place and The river is big; a tape of the songs Old Man Windrayne and Gami's Place; and A pictorial study guide of NSW.
Prior to European colonization, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples were living in harmony with the land and sea as custodians of their ancestral land for thousands of years. View the historical timeline to gain some insight into the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Indigenous knowledge of the land is passed on from mother to daughter and a call is made for all people to work together for the health of the forest and river. This video forms part of the Gunbower-Koondrook-Perricoota Storylines project, an initiative of Environment Victoria.
ABC Splash - contains clips and stills from the My Place TV series, teaching activities and associated student activity sheets. These resources focus on Indigenous characters, and historical events linked to Indigenous affairs, government policy and public attitudes.
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.