We acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional owners of the land on which we meet (the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation). It is upon their ancestral lands that the University of Sydney is built.
As we share our own knowledge, teaching, learning, and research practices within this University may we also pay respect to the knowledge embedded forever within the Aboriginal Custodianship of Country.
Syllabus, Curriculum, Teacher Associations
This database and teaching resource is part of Austlit: Australian Literature Gateway. BlackWords is an invaluable resource for the English classroom and supports the incorporation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives across the curriculum particularly within the Humanities, Social Sciences and within Educational contexts. BlackWords also includes BlackWords Trails and Teaching Resources.
Playground : listening to stories from country and from inside the heart compiled by Nadia Wheatley; illustrated and design, Ken Searle ; indigenous consultant, Jackie Huggins.
Yirruwa Yirrilikenuma-langwa : when we go walkabout story by Rhoda Lalara ; pictures by Alfred Lalara
There is also a Soundcloud recording of the reading of this book in language.
National Museum of Australia: Encounters..classroom resource
At the National Museum of Australia's website access teaching resources based on the Museums collection: including multimedia, Primary sources; classroom activities and units of work.
A history of Aboriginal Sydney
TV program about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lifestyles, culture and issues. This website is includes the stories of many Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people.
Image:The Southern Toss by artilst Adam Hill
This Library guide assists students and researchers with finding appropriate resources for teaching practice and research; and with embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives across the curriculum.
The Guide helps you locate material using both Library catalogues and other research resources. The Koori Centre Research Library also includes many children's books which represent historical changes in the writing and illustration of books about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. Use the University of Sydney Library catalogue to search for items in the Koori Centre Library collection.
The University of Sydney Library Catalogue has a collection of children's ebooks, one example is Remembering Lionsville [electronic resource] : My family story. Recent ebooks from Magabala are also available via the Library catalogue.
Council, State and National Libraries
Local council libraries will have picture book collections, YA fiction collections and children's non fiction collections.
State Libraries frequently include collections and digital collections that relate to Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander communities within their states. Resources are also created for teachers and teaching.
Publisher websites increasingly provide additional resources for many of their publications.
Video clips of events such as this one from One Day Hill publishers that relate to the story told in the book 'From little things big things grow'.
Look up the Honey Ant Readers on Youtube and you will find videos of the stories such as Nana Dig.
Freely available, Reading Australia was created by the not-for-profit Copyright Agency with the goal of making it easier for teachers, through their passion and skills, to spread a love for Australian texts.
There is a Teacher's Corner on the website; also many of the secondary-level titles are also accompanied by essays written by eminent authors, academics and critics. There are teacher guides for primary texts.
Sample list of titles on the Reading Australia site:
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)
Their Library catalogue MURA is an invaluable resource for researching many aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives and contexts.