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Teacher guide Seeing the Land from an Indigenous Canoe

TLF ID M019635

This is website about the significant contribution Aboriginal people made in colonial times by guiding European explorers and colonists, stock and goods across the Victorian river systems. The resource includes introductory information and 31 Story Objects in the format of videos, audio, images and text. Each object also has an informative caption. There are a number of interviews with people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. Cultural Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander users of this resource are warned that the website contains images of deceased persons.



Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a highly useful resource for the year 4 History curriculum. It is particularly relevant for the content descriptions that refer to the nature of contact between Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders Peoples and the Europeans, and the effects of these interactions. A number of Story Objects are highly relevant here including: Rick Nelson Interview Part 1 and Part 2, Uncle Bryon Powell Interview Part 1, Fear of Crossing and Great Rescues.
  • The resource is also highly relevant for the year 5 History curriculum. In particular the content description that refers to the nature of convict or colonial presence, including the factors that influenced patterns of development, aspects of the daily life of the inhabitants (including Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples). A number of Story Objects and the associated captions very useful here including: Jamie Lowe Interview Part 1, Ferrying Services and Fear of Crossing.
  • The resource is also highly relevant for the Making a nation Depth study in the year 9 History curriculum. It is relevant for the content descriptions that refer to the extension of settlement, including the effects of contact between European settlers in Australia and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; and Living and working conditions in Australia around the turn of the twentieth century. A number of Story Objects provide relevant information including: Seeing the Land from an Aboriginal Canoe, Settlement, Adapting to Colonisation, Gold Fever, Ferrying Service and Offering Assistance.
  • The resource may also be relevant for the three Organising Ideas of Country/Place, Culture and People in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures Cross-curriculum priority. Each of the videos and audio recordings in the Story Objects section of the resource include accounts from people with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. They speak of connection to the land, way of life and people. Relevant Story Objects include: Seeing the Land from an Aboriginal Canoe, Managing the Waterways, Woi wurrung Bark Canoe, Uncle Bryon Powell Interview Part 2 and Jamie Lowe Interview Part 2.
Year level

4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9

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  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Name: Culture Victoria
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  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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