Digital resources tagged with ‘indigenous cultures’

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Every digital resource on Screen Australia’s Digital Learning site is tagged with descriptive terms. This list shows the resources which are tagged with ‘indigenous cultures’.

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A Telegraph Line across the Continent

The story of the struggle to cross a vast continent and build the telegraph line that would bring Australia to the world and the world to Australia.

NSW / Stage 5 / History / Topic 1 Australia to 1914
VIC / VELS Level 6 / History / Colonisation
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Colonisation
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Aboriginal People in the Gibson Desert

Aboriginal People in the Gibson Desert is an excerpt from the film Desert People (51 mins), produced in 1966. In 1966 a few Aboriginal families were living nomadic lives in the heart of Australia's Gibson Desert.

NSW / Stage 5 / English / Indigenous studies
VIC / VELS Level 5 / English / Indigenous work
NSW / Stage 4 / English / Indigenous studies
NSW / Stage 6 HSC / English / Indigenous studies
NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / English / Indigenous studies
NSW / Stage 6 HSC / ESL / Indigenous studies
NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / ESL / Indigenous studies
National / Year 7 & 8 / English and Media Literacy / Representation
National / Year 7 & 8 / Civics and Citizenship / Historical perspectives
National / Year 7 & 8 / Indigenous Studies / Culture
QLD / Year 8 & 9 / English / Representation
National / Upper Primary / Civics and Citizenship / Historical Perspectives
Aboriginal People Make a Canoe and Hunt a Turtle thumbnail

Aboriginal People Make a Canoe and Hunt a Turtle

Arnhem Land in Australia's Northern Territory is the home of coastal Aboriginal People. On the beach it's time to play out one of the dramas of daily life - the return of the hunters.

VIC / VELS Level 5 / English / Indigenous work
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Indigenous Studies
NSW / Stage 6 HSC / English / Indigenous studies
NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / English / Indigenous studies
NSW / Stage 6 HSC / ESL / Indigenous studies
NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / ESL / Indigenous studies
National / Year 9 & 10 / Indigenous Studies / Culture
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CAAMA & Indigenous Broadcasting

A broadcast studio at Radio Redfern in the late 80s. Christina Spurgeon talks about the importance of providing media services to remote Indigenous communities to the culture, identity and language of Aboriginal Australians.

NSW / Stage 5 / Photographic and Digital Media / Australian Indigenous Media
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Captain Cook - Cook Claims New South Wales

After spending some time observing an Aboriginal tribe, Cook commits the most controversial act of the voyage: he claims the entire east coast of New Holland for Britain, without permission from the local inhabitants.

National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Documentaries
National / Upper Primary / Indigenous Studies / Culture
Captain Cook - The Polynesian Tupaia Joins the Endeavour Voyage thumbnail

Captain Cook - The Polynesian Tupaia Joins the Endeavour Voyage

Cook takes on board an additional passenger, Polynesian priest and fellow navigator Tupaia. Tupaia shares his remarkable navigational skills, convinced that the notion of a great land mass is a European fantasy.

National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Representation
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Challenging Colonialism -- Oliver Howes interview

Producer and director Oliver Howes reflects on French Polynesia's colonial history.

NSW / Stage 6 HSC / Society and Culture / Social and Cultural Continuity and Change
Charles Darwin thinks about Indigenous people in Australia  thumbnail

Charles Darwin thinks about Indigenous people in Australia

In 1836 Darwin briefly visited Australia. Professor Iain McCalman reflects on Darwin's observation of the impact and triumph of settler society on indigenous peoples.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Colonisation
Culture Reborn thumbnail

Culture Reborn

Traditional Polynesian dancing was suppressed by missionaries. It is now an important part of tourism and a means of cultural power.

NSW / Stage 6 HSC / Society and Culture / Social and Cultural Continuity and Change
Darwin meets Aborigines from the Darug Nation thumbnail

Darwin meets Aborigines from the Darug Nation

In 1836 Charles Darwin visited Australia. He observed at first hand the impact of the onset of invading humans on the indigenous population.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Indigenous Studies
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Dreamings, Through Indigenous Art

Indigenous art is like topographic mapping of land and culture. Michael Nelson Tjakamarra works at painting concentric circles which represent sacred sites.

NSW / Stage 5 / English / Indigenous studies
VIC / VELS Level 5 / English / Indigenous work
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Indigenous Studies
NSW / Stage 4 / English / Indigenous studies
NSW / Stage 6 HSC / English / Indigenous studies
NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / English / Indigenous studies
NSW / Stage 6 HSC / ESL / Indigenous studies
NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / ESL / Indigenous studies
QLD / Year 11 & 12 / English / Representation
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End of a Dream

A look at the life and death of West Papuan independence leader, Chief Theys Eluay.

NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / Modern History / Part 1 Case Studies (Pacific)
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Francis Ona

Francis Ona was the man who single-handedly sparked Bougainville's civil war.

NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / Modern History / Part 1 Case Studies (Pacific)
Imparja: Indigenous Broadcasting thumbnail

Imparja: Indigenous Broadcasting

Imparja Television allows Indigenous communities to tell their stories and to communicate both with each other as well as the wider Australian community.

NSW / Stage 5 / History / Topic 6 Changing Rights and Freedoms
VIC / VCE Unit 2 / Media / Australian media organisations
NSW / Stage 5 / Photographic and Digital Media / Australian Indigenous Media
National / Year 9 & 10 / Civics and Citizenship / Historical perspectives
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In My Father's Footsteps

In 1988, Meg Taylor began walking across the Highlands of Papua New Guinea to retrace the journey her father had made 50 years earlier.

NSW / Stage 4 / History / Aboriginal and Indigenous Peoples, Colonisation and Contact History
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Australia & the Asia/ Pacific Region
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Independent media

Trevor Barr talks about independent media and behind the scenes at Radio Redfern as another show goes to air.

VIC / VELS Level 6 / English / Indigenous Broadcasting
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Indigenous Health Workers

Indigenous people, particularly those from remote communities, fear seeking medical attention. Joan Winch, an Indigenous health professional, set up a health worker training college for Indigenous health workers.

NSW / Stage 5 / English / Australians at work
NSW / Stage 6 HSC / Society and Culture / HSC Depth Study Equality and Difference
VIC / VELS Level 5 / English / Indigenous work
NSW / Stage 4 / English / Australians at work
NSW / Stage 6 HSC / English / Australians at work
NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / English / Australians at work
NSW / Stage 6 HSC / ESL / Australians at work
NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / ESL / Australians at work
National / Year 7 & 8 / Indigenous Studies / Culture
Journalist's Diary of a Conflict thumbnail

Journalist's Diary of a Conflict

Veteran ABC journalist, Sean Dorney, looks back on his time in Papua New Guinea covering the Bougainville crisis.

NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / Modern History / Part 1 Case Studies (Pacific)
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Australia & the Asia/ Pacific Region
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Journey Back in Time

In 1938 Jim Taylor lead an epic 15 month exploratory patrol through the Highlands of Papua New Guinea.

NSW / Stage 4 / History / Aboriginal and Indigenous Peoples, Colonisation and Contact History
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Australia & the Asia/ Pacific Region
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Lifetime in Limbo

The people of Bikini Atoll are still waiting to return home more than 50 years after the United States Navy removed them.

NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / Modern History / Part 1 Case Studies (Pacific)
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Noel Tovey

Noel Tovey survived a childhood of poverty, neglect, sexual abuse and racial prejudice to become a leading light in the arts as an actor, choreographer, writer and theatre director.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Indigenous Studies
National / Year 9 & 10 / Indigenous Studies / Identity
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Oodgeroo Noonuccal

Writer and political activist Oodgeroo Noonuccal’s poetry represents and captures the growing reaction by a new generation of indigenous Australians against the long-standing colonial mentality.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Indigenous Studies
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Identity
National / Year 9 & 10 / Indigenous Studies / Identity
Remembering Mark Worth - Janet Bell interview thumbnail

Remembering Mark Worth - Janet Bell interview

Producer Janet Bell looks back on the life and work of the director of Land of the Morning Star, Mark Worth.

NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / Modern History / Part 1 Case Studies (Pacific)
NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / Modern History / Part 1 Case Studies (Pacific)
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Australia & the Asia/ Pacific Region
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Rescuing the Past

The French colonists discouraged and suppressed Tahiti's traditional culture but it is now re-emerging.

NSW / Stage 6 HSC / Society and Culture / Social and Cultural Continuity and Change
Road to Progress -- Peter Butt interview thumbnail

Road to Progress -- Peter Butt interview

For producer and director Peter Butt, making My Father, My Country was both an adventure and a chance to discover Papua New Guinea's past.

NSW / Stage 4 / History / Aboriginal and Indigenous Peoples, Colonisation and Contact History
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The Forgotten People

The Indonesian province of Papua has a turbulent history and rich culture. Yet it remains largely unknown.

NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / Modern History / Part 1 Case Studies (Pacific)
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Australia & the Asia/ Pacific Region
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The Rainbow Serpent

Ancient Australian creation myths of the Rainbow Serpent can be traced back in rock art at least 6000 years. All Rainbow Serpent stories share a common thread; the fundamental role of water in nature’s cycle of growth and regeneration.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Indigenous Studies
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The Songlines

Various clan groups extending across the land were linked by networks of songs containing aspects of cultural heritage, mythology and identity.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Indigenous Studies
National / Year 9 & 10 / Indigenous Studies / Culture
The Sugar Labour Trade thumbnail

The Sugar Labour Trade

Phyllis Corowa's father and grandmother were taken from Vanuatu to work on a Queensland sugar plantation.

QLD / Year 8 & 9 / SOSE / Australian History
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Trade Routes

Australian ‘prehistory’ is the time before written language was used to record information. Culture was passed from one group to another, and from one generation to the next, in oral form, ceremonial dance, and through rock and bark visual art.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Indigenous Studies
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Identity
National / Year 9 & 10 / Indigenous Studies / Identity