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Kulin Nations: Overview

Senior School topic guide supporting Indigenous Understanding

Source: Left image - Melbourne in 1846: a view from Collingwood by Alfred Martin Ebsworth, 1888. [Online image]. Retrieved from the State Library of Victoria. Right image - Welcome speech by descendants of the tribal group that occupied where Melbourne is today, to National Aboriginal mass at Yarra River, City. By Viva Gibb, 1983. [Online image]. Retrieved from the State Library of Victoria.

Level 1 resource"An enduring image of Melbourne’s founding is that of John Batman being rowed up the Yarra, and the declaration found in his journal: ‘this will be the place for a Village’... It has become more common recently to quote the journal entry in full: ‘… this will be the place for a Village—The Natives on shore’. The inclusion of the last line of the entry has the effect of suddenly populating the scene with Aboriginal people, who in many narratives are more or less invisible." (Rogers, 2018, pp.18)

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.
Resource Key

When accessing content use the numbers below to guide you:

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Brief, basic information laid out in an easy-to-read format. May use informal language. (Includes most news articles)

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Provides additional background information and further reading. Introduces some subject-specific language.

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Lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)

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Kulin Nations | Overview: Keywords

Level 1Keywords
Click on the terms to access a simple definition from Lexico, the online Oxford Dictionary.

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Kulin Nations | Overview: Articles

Level 1Articles

Kulin Nations | Overview: eBooks

Level 2 resourceUsing eBooks off campus help and instructionsClick on the following book covers to place a hold in the library catalogue or access the book online. If prompted, sign in with your School mConnect user name and password.

Insert Subject | Overview: Online resources

Level 1 resourceWeb sites

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Kulin Nations | Overview: Videos

Level 1 resourceFilm and videoUsing YouTube on campus help and instructionsTo view these video on campus remember to first login to your school Google account using your mConnect username and password. Click here for more help on using YouTube on campus.

Aunty Joy Murphy answers.

Source

When using this video don't forget to cite and reference your sources. For more information and help see the Kerferd Library referencing guide and / or CiteMaker.
In text reference / citation: Deadly Questions (2018) or (Deadly Questions, 2018)
Bibliography / Reference list: Deadly Questions (2018). What's welcome to country all about?, [eVideo]. https://youtu.be/VbxuyKM9PGo

Aunty Joy Murphy answers.

Source

When using this video don't forget to cite and reference your sources. For more information and help see the Kerferd Library referencing guide and / or CiteMaker.
In text reference / citation: Deadly Questions (2018) or (Deadly Questions, 2018)
Bibliography / Reference list: Deadly Questions (2018). What's the meaning of the Aboriginal flag?, [eVideo]. https://youtu.be/YjIiiug8Jp4

Kulin Nations | Overview: Curriculum alignment

Conceptual framework for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures priority This LibGuide directly supports OI.1 through to OI.9 as documented in the Victorian Curriculum and the Australian curriculum. See also the Teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture from the Victorian Department of education and training.

Country/Place
  • OI.1 Australia has two distinct Indigenous groups: Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and within those groups there is significant diversity.
  • OI.2 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities maintain a special connection to and responsibility for Country/Place.
  • OI.3 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have holistic belief systems and are spiritually and intellectually connected to the land, sea, sky and waterways.
Culture
  • OI.4 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies have many Language Groups.
  • OI.5 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ ways of life are uniquely expressed through ways of being, knowing, thinking and doing.
  • OI.6 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples live in Australia as first peoples of Country or Place and demonstrate resilience in responding to historic and contemporary impacts of colonisation.
People
  • OI.7 The broader Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies encompass a diversity of nations across Australia.
  • OI.8 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' family and kinship structures are strong and sophisticated.
  • OI.9 The significant contributions of Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the present and past are acknowledged locally, nationally and globally.

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