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.
At the National Museum of Australia's website access Encounters teaching resources based on the Museums collection: including primary sources; curriculum links, classroom activities and units of work.
More Reconciliation links
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. It includes Information Trails, Teaching Resources and Teaching with BlackWords. Do an Advanced Search and choose Project: BlackWords
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.
Search books by theme. 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.
Explore the twenty titles that have had AustLit trails created for them.
Sample list of titles with teacher resource and/or /essay on the Reading Australia site:
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.
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.
Locate material using both Library catalogues and other research resources. At the University of Sydney, Fisher Library's Curriculum Collection includes children's books with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives. The Wingara Mura Research Library in the Wooley Building 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's Advanced Search to find items in the Fisher Curriculum and the Wingara Mura Research Library collections.
Council, State and National Libraries
Local government libraries 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. Some have created resources to support teachers and students.
National Library of Australia. Where can I find information about Indigenous Australians? and also their database TROVE
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. Look for materials in the MURA catalogue then check if the University Library has the items, if not available use the Request from icon to request items.
See also AIATSIS Aboriginal history resources