Indigenous Biographies: Secondary

Author: Watts, R. T. (Editor)
ISBN: 9781741620467

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Since the colonisation of Australia by the British, Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have experienced great hardship - including mass death and displacement - but have demonstrated resilience, strength, compassion and ingenuity. This book offers a brief history of Australia since colonisation, highlighting the lives and achievements of some outstanding Indigenous people, including David Unaipon, Eddie Mabo, Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Vincent Lingiari, and more.

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These are stories of great Australians who contributed to not only Aboriginal causes but to Australia. Each of these stories is inspirational, interesting and provides an historical context to the colonisation, development and reconciliation of Indigenous Australians. Depending upon your classes stage of interest in Indigenous Studies will determine where you start in the reading and discussion of these individuals. This will form a rich resources for many lessons on Australian and Indigenous History.

Individuals included are as follows:-

  • David Unaipon
  • Patrick Dodson
  • Vincent Lingiari
  • Eddie Mabo
  • Gabriella Nungurrayi
  • Lowitja O'Donoghue
  • Marcia Langton
  • Noel Pearson
  • Warren Mundine
  • William Barak
  • Charles Perkins
  • Gary Foley
  • Bob Newfong
  • Charles Dixon
  • Ken Wyatt
  • Woollarawarre Bennelong

The decision was based on trying to introduce a range with perspectives - so it was a matter of who to include due to the large number of stories.

  • Historical figures - before and after colonisation of Australia
  • Artists - early and modern
  • Community leaders and politicians
  • Performing Arts
  • Sciences, Medicine and Engineering

Additional Information

Subtitle No
Author Watts, R. T. (Editor)
Series Name Indigenous Studies Teacher Guide
Series Number 2
ISBN 9781741620467
Format Paperback
Pages No
Publisher Knowledge Books and Software
Publication Date 01/12/2013
Curriculum No
Weight (kg) 0.5000