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Mentone Girls' Grammar School | Kerferd Library

Global Indigenous Understanding: Australasia

A libguide to highlight the fact that indigenous people exist throughout the world, and face similar problems.

Source: Black, S. (2019).

Referencing Notice Don't forget to cite and reference your sources. For help see the Junior School or Senior School referencing guides, and / or CiteMaker.

Online Resources

Amnesty International


Indigenous peoples of Australasia

United Nations, & Garten, M. (2006). Torres Strait Islanders. [Photograph]. Retrieved from in/album-72157614476504440/

Descendace Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dance Theatre of Australia performs the opening presentation at the opening ceremony of a cultural exhibition entitled "Indigenous Peoples: Honouring the Past, Present and Future", held at UN Headquarters in recognition of the fifth session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

Indigenous Understanding Australia: Nonfiction Books and eBooks

You will often find information on indigenous peoples when you look at books on the countries in which they live.  Use these books and eBooks to get your research started!

Wominjeka: welcome to country | Junior School: Fiction Books

Level 1Books and eBooksThe original people of Australia felt, and still feel a deep connection to the land where they lived.  Sometimes this is hard for us to understand.  These picture books will help you to see why 'Welcome to Country' is so important in maintaining that connection.

Indigenous knowledge through stories

Level 3 resourceWeb sites

Not all of the animated stories here are suitable for Junior School.  You will need to look at them before your classes do, to make sure that they are of a suitable age level.

"The loss of a language is a lot more than just the loss of words. It is also the loss of identity, spirituality, cultural knowledge and values. Using the latest 3D animation technology Indigenous stories and languages come to life – records the past, preserves the present, and protects Indigenous languages and knowledge into the future."

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