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. BlackWords also includes BlackWords Trails and Teaching Resources.
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 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. The Wingara Mura 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 Search to find items in the Wingara Mura Research Library's collection.
The Fisher Curriculum collection has a vast collection of children's print books. The library also has eBooks, one example is Remembering Lionsville: My family story Recent ebooks from the publisher Magabala Books are also available.
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.
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