THE MABO CASE Ever since Captain James Cook‘s declaration of possession in 1770, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have fought against the dispossession of their lands, food sources, waterways, families and homelands. First English, then Australian law justified it’s own existence through the concept of Terra nullius. The application of terra nullius, a latin … Continue reading Rembering the Mabo Decision
Mabo Day is the held each year on the 3rd of June. It remembers the historic Mabo decision in 1992. Use your Remembering the Mabo Decision booklet, learn about this day at the following links: ABC – Schools – Eddie Mabo http://www.abc.net.au/schoolstv/australians/emabo.htm Torres Strait Island Regional Authority (TSRA) – Mabo Day http://www.tsra.gov.au/the-torres-strait/events/mabo-day.aspx About Eddie Mabo … Continue reading Remembering the Mabo Decision – Student Links
Berry Island Rock Engraving Originally uploaded by leesawatego How deadly is this? A Google map of Sydney’s engravings. I was lucky enough to visit to sets of engravings earlier this year – one set at Berra Hill and the other at Bondi beach. Like my Aboriginal Place Names of Brisbane, this new map is a … Continue reading Sydney’s engravings on Google maps
The 2010 NAIDOC Poster is available from www.naidoc.org.au. The poster was created by Sheree Blackley and is titled Unsung Heroes – Leading Through Example. Description of work: The artwork depicts an Aboriginal mother who is an ‘unsung hero’ leading her children through example, showing that actions can speak louder than words. The dot work illustrates … Continue reading NAIDOC Poster 2010
A new commercial website enterprise, The Bama Way is now available. While specifically targeting the tourism market, there is a deadly map that features information about Bama country. Great for geography, and history.
Using Google Maps + Tom Petrie’s Reminiscences of Early Queensland: Dating from 1837 by Constance Campbell Petrie (1904), I’ve started creating a map of Aboriginal Place Names of Brisbane. Its in its earliest of days yet as I add in a couple of names each week. I’m also looking for other sources I can use … Continue reading Aboriginal Place Names of Brisbane
This teacher’s education resource was produced by the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane to accompany the touring visual arts exhibition, cantchant by Aboriginal artist Vernon Ah Kee. cantchant was also part of the Once Removed exhibition at the Venice Bienale in 2009. You can download a copy of the teacher’s education resource here.
The Map of Aboriginal Australia was developed by Dr David Horton and the Australian Institute of Aboriginaland Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) in 1994. I believe that AIATSIS and Dr Horton own the copyright for the map. We recommend that each classroom should have a copy always available for their students. You can purchase the … Continue reading Map of Aboriginal Australia
We discovered this website today and it will be an excellent resource for Indigenous education. The Little Red Yellow Black (LRYB): An Introduction to Indigenous Australia. The website is the online (and updated) version of the classic book that was published and widely distributed by the former Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) in … Continue reading Little Red, Black and Yellow (online)
Play LetterboxAs promised yesterday, here is another resource, though you don’t need to buy this one. Letterbox was produced by Carbon Media, an Indigenous Australian media company. The Letterbox programme was televised on NITV and ABC3, and is targeted at primary school aged kids. You can play the games online. Unfortunately the games aren’t leveled … Continue reading Play Letterbox & learning Indigenous language