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History 3-4

Course reserves to compliment the teaching of history for years 3 and 4, as per the Victorian Curriculum.

History / Levels 3 and 4 / Historical Knowledge / First contacts

The diversity and longevity of Australia’s first peoples and the significant ways Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are connected to Country and Place (land, sea, waterways and skies) and the effects on their daily lives.


Examining early archaeological sites that show the longevity of the Aboriginal people, for example, Nauwalabila, Malakunanja, Devil’s Lair, Lake Mungo and Preminghana.

Mapping the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language groups in Australia, with particular emphasis on the local area and state/territory.

Investigating pre-contact ways of life of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people, their knowledge of their environment including land management practices, their sense of the interconnectedness of Country/Place, people, culture and identity, and some of their principles, such as caring for country, caring for each other and respecting all things.

Studying totems in the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and examining the differences between their totems.

The list of resources on this page is not exhaustive.

VCHHK078 - Books and eBooks

Level 1Books and eBooksUse these books and eBooks to get your research started!

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