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Factsheet: national reconciliation

This is a two-page PDF fact sheet providing information about the meaning of reconciliation in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia and the events and objectives of National Reconciliation Week. It highlights ways in which we can move towards greater reconciliation through closing the gaps ...

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Changing rights and freedoms, 1953-63 - unit of work

In this unit of work, students examine what civil rights Indigenous Australians had prior to the 1967 Referendum. They also undertake guided research into the period between 1953 and 1963 looking for significant events in the campaign for improved rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The students identify ...

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Changing rights and freedoms, 1964-75 - unit of work

In this unit of work, students undertake guided specific research into significant events in the campaign for improved rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people between 1964 and 1975. Students also engage in sequencing activities in order to develop contextual understandings of this part of Australian history, ...

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The 1967 referendum - unit of work

This is a unit of work about the significance of the 1967 referendum on changing the Australian Constitution to allow the Commonwealth to make laws for Aboriginal people and include Aboriginal people in the census. Intended for upper secondary students, the unit is organised around historical research into three questions: ...

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Sites2See: Reconciliation

This resource is a one-page guide to the people, processes, information and events around reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and other Australians, with links to music, video and digital resources and activities.

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'Manalargenna'

This is a small watercolour painting, measuring 29 cm x 22 cm, that shows a Tasmanian Aboriginal man holding some burning firesticks in his hand. Painted in Tasmania in about 1833 by Thomas Bock (1790-1855), this finely detailed illustration shows the man's elaborate hairstyle, facial markings and jewellery. The watercolour ...

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Governor Arthur Phillip's order to kill

How did Arthur Phillip, first governor of the colony of NSW - a man committed to peaceful and harmonious relations with Aboriginal Australians - come to authorise the first officially sanctioned killing of Aboriginal people? This clip re-enacts the fatal spearing in September 1790 of Gov. Phillip's gamekeeper John McIntyre, ...

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'Timmy, a Tasmanian Aboriginal, throwing a spear', 1838

This is an 1838 oil painting (81.0 cm x 71.5 cm) by Benjamin Duterrau (1767-1851) of a heavily built, muscular Tasmanian Aboriginal man, who is posed as if about to throw a spear. He is shown side-on with his legs extended, his left arm out-thrust and his right throwing arm almost fully extended, with a spear poised delicately ...

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Activity guide for RAP (reconciliation action plan) partners

This is a four-page PDF Activity guide for RAP partners that provides a range of ideas for participating in National Reconciliation Week. It provides an overview of the importance of reconciliation and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, definitions and examples of both Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement ...

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Electoral events timeline

This is a timeline setting out some major dates in Australia's electoral history. It begins in 1835 with the establishment of Australia's first political 'party', the Australian Patriotic Association, in NSW and ends with the granting of self-government to the ACT in 1989. The timeline is supported by a set of focus questions ...

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'Trucaninny, wife of Woureddy', 1836

This is a portrait bust (66.0 cm x 42.5 cm x 25.7 cm), by the colonial artist Benjamin Law (1807-90), of an Aboriginal woman. The bust shows the figure from the waist upwards and with the arms truncated just above the elbow. The colouration of the entire work is very dark, with a metallic sheen that suggests that it might ...

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Year 10 history assessment - Rights and freedoms in Australia

This is an assessment package that uses the Year 10 Australian Curriculum history achievement standard to gather evidence about how well students have demonstrated what they know, what they understand and what they can do for the depth study 'Rights and Freedoms (1945 – present)'. Students plan and deliver a spoken presentation ...

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Australian History Timeline

This is a multilayered website featuring an interactive historical timeline of Australia divided into decades post 1770s, as well as a section on pre 1770s Indigenous and non-Indigenous history. The home page is made of images and timeline dates that hyperlink to further information on each decade. Each decade has links ...

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'Woureddy, an Aboriginal chief of Van Diemen's Land', 1836

This is a portrait bust (61.5 cm x 44.5 cm x 29.0 cm), by the colonial artist Benjamin Law (1807-90), of an Aboriginal man. The bust shows the figure from the waist upwards and with the arms truncated just above the elbow. The colouration of the entire work is very dark, with a metallic sheen that suggests that it might ...

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'One hid under the bullock's hide', 1991

This is a painting by Kukatja/Wangkajunga artist Rover Thomas (Joolama) depicting the site of a 1910s massacre of Aboriginal people at Horseshoe Creek on Texas Downs Station in the east Kimberley of Western Australia. The painting is shown as an enlargeable image and in a video. Text onscreen gives information about Thomas's ...

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55 000 years and counting: celebrating our shared history

This resource is a sequenced series of teaching/learning activities about the Aboriginal history of Australia before British colonisation and the shared Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal history after colonisation. Intended for teachers, the 21-page pdf focuses mainly on South Australia, is introduced by background notes, and ...

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Shaping meaning in texts - unit of work

In this unit of work, students explore texts with an Aboriginal context in order to learn about how language choices and techniques shape meaning. They learn about autobiography as a form of writing, examine storytelling in words and images, and explore ways of positioning an audience for a particular purpose.

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Aboriginal Day of Mourning, 1938 - item 1

This is a black-and-white photograph of some of the Indigenous people who took part in the 'Day of Mourning' protest at the Australian Hall in Sydney, New South Wales on 26 January 1938. They are (from the left) William Ferguson, Jack Kinchela, Helen Grosvenor, Selina Patten with her child and John Patten. The four children ...

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Citizenship: Let's talk recognition

This resource (an ‘education pack’) is a 28-page pdf about citizenship learning, how citizenship is shaped by social and cultural forces, and how it relates to Reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Beginning with a historical summary and ...

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Oodgeroo Noonuccal in Brisbane, 1975

This is a black-and-white photograph, taken in Brisbane in March 1975, of Oodgeroo Noonuccal (formerly Kath Walker). She is standing at a lectern in King George Square, addressing a public rally, probably one to mark International Women's Day on 8 March.