Importance of country and place for aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders(ACHHK060)
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The Land - Australian Museum

The Land - Australian Museum | Importance of country and place for aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders(ACHHK060) | Scoop.it
Indigenous people have occupied Australia for at least 60 000 years and have evolved with the land - changing it and changing with it. The land was not just soil or rocks or minerals, but a whole environment that sustains, and is sustained, by people and culture.
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Himali Ranaweera's curator insight, August 6, 2014 12:22 AM

This website will provide you with the information to complete your research questions. 

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My country: Difference Differently

My country: Difference Differently | Importance of country and place for aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders(ACHHK060) | Scoop.it

For thousands of years different Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups have maintained connections to particular areas of Australia.  They often refer to their traditional lands as 'country'.  In this activity you will explore the importance of country.

Watch the following video where two Aboriginal people, Lex and Baressa, talk about their country and what it means to them.


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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, October 15, 2013 10:08 PM

AC Geography Foundation Year: People live in places

CD - The Countries/Places that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples belong to in the local area and why they are important to them.

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Country: at the core of culture · Marnti Warajanga— a walk together

Country: at the core of culture · Marnti Warajanga— a walk together | Importance of country and place for aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders(ACHHK060) | Scoop.it

This beautiful website explores the concept of 'country' for indigenous Australians.


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Education | Kaartdijin Noongar

Education | Kaartdijin Noongar | Importance of country and place for aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders(ACHHK060) | Scoop.it

Kaartdijin in Noongar means 'knowledge'. Noongar people have lived in the south-west of Western Australia for more than 45,000 years.


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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, November 27, 2013 8:29 AM
Kaartdijin Noongar links to AC History, AC English and AC Geography...download PDFs for F-2, 3-6 and 7-10...brilliant collaboration by SWALSC and AISWA!
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Dust Echoes: Ancient Stories, New Voices

Dust Echoes: Ancient Stories, New Voices | Importance of country and place for aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders(ACHHK060) | Scoop.it
Ancient Stories, New Voices.Dust Echoes is a series of twelve animated dreamtime stories from Central Arnhem Land in Northern Australia...

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Himali Ranaweera's curator insight, August 5, 2014 10:14 PM

Invaluable resource in exploring the concepts in Dreaming stories.