Aboriginal Perspectives in the Primary School Curriculum A Presentation by Lisa Hill Based on ideas from the History Summer School for Teachers, Canberra 2008 Please be aware that this presentation contains the names, images and voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are or may be deceased.
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A presentation by Margo Neale, Senior Research Fellow, Senior Curator and Principal Advisor to the Director on Indigenous matters at the National Museum of Australia, and also an Adjunct Professor in the History Program at the Australian National University's Centre for Indigenous History.
The Apology to the Stolen Generations changed everything!
Worldwide attention e.g. in Asian and outside Australia House in London, video screening of the Apology (Feb 14 th 2008)
Symbolism & theatre; Elements of traditional ceremony
Acknowledging our Aboriginal history and the mistakes that were made.
Kids love discovering indigenous art if they are guided to understand its styles and symbols.
Aston martin http://www.astonmanor.bham.sch.uk/learningzone/art/movements/aboriginal/ aboriginalart.htm Didges we do http:// www.didgeswedoo.com .au/ aboriginals.html Aboriginal art for sale sites e.g. http:// aboriginalart.com.au / gallery/ iconography.html Useful websites
40 years before Ned Kelly was hanged, the first hanging in Victoria was carried out. The men had eluded capture for weeks but when finally captured were convicted of agitating against injustice, just as the Eureka rebels were. Justice Redmond Barry tried to have the men reprieved but the sentence was carried out, watched by a huge crowd and botched by the inexperienced hangman. Who were they?
Aborigines were experts in land and water management.
They used fire stick burning to clear forests so that they would revert to grasslands – to lure kangaroos in for hunting. (These most appealing grasslands were the first ones taken up by white settlers.)
The Kalkadoon memorial at Battle Mountain, 20 kms SW of Kajabbi near Mt Isa commemorates resistance against a para-military force of European settlers and the Queensland Native Mounted Police in September 1884 . Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art & Culture p190)