This week’s Freebie Friday giveaway is a page of Indigenous games! These games provide a fun variation on more commonly-known western games like chasey, hide-and-seek, tunnel ball etc. As well as being an enjoyable and effective way to burn energy, this hands-on approach is a great way to teach students about this part of Indigenous culture.

This week’s Freebie Friday giveaway is a page of Indigenous games! These games provide a fun variation on more commonly-known western games like chasey, hide-and-seek, tunnel ball etc. As well as being an enjoyable and effective way to burn energy, this h

Fanny Cochrane Smith, (1834 – 1905) was a Tasmanian Aborigine, born in December 1834. She is considered to be the last fluent speaker of a Tasmanian language, and her wax cylinder recordings of songs are the only audio recordings of any of Tasmania's indigenous languages.

Fanny Cochrane Smith – was a Tasmanian Aboriginal, born in December She is considered to be the last fluent speaker of a Tasmanian language, and her wax cylinder recordings of songs are the only audio recordings of any of Tasmania's indigenous languages.

David Unaipon was the first Australian Aboriginal writer to have a book published in Australia. Find more detailed information about this photograph: http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=431534 From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au

David Unaipon (born David Ngunaitponi) September 1872 – 7 February was a well-known Indigenous Australian of the Ngarrindjeri people, a preacher, inventor and writer.

Australia Postage Stamp: Aboriginal Art c. part of the Zoological series depicts aboriginal rock carving of a crocodile

Aboriginal Australians were present in almost every Australian campaign of World War I. Some might find it strange that Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders wanted to serve a country that did not recognise them as citizens (until 1967). Reasons for enlistment were many: some hoped that war service might help the Indigenous campaign for citizenship and equality; some believed the war was just; others sought adventure, good pay, or joined up because mates did.Portrait of indigenous solider

Aboriginal Australians were present in almost every Australian campaign of…

Eddie Koiki Mabo (c. 29 June 1936 – 21 January 1992) was an Australian man from the Torres Strait Islands known for his role in campaigning for Indigenous land rights and for his role in a landmark decision of the High Court of Australia which overturned the legal doctrine of terra nullius ("land belonging to nothing, no one") which characterised Australian law with regards to land and title.

Gail Mabo gave birth to a boy she named William the day before she buried her father.

Work of Aboriginal potter Thancoupie, Gloria Fletcher, (1937-2011). For thirty years she was the foremost Aboriginal potter and ceramic sculptor, expressing her relationship with the land, living things and the elements through a medium that was used only for ceremonial purposes and decoration in her native community. She held sixteen solo exhibitions and numerous group shows throughout Australia and abroad, and received an honorary doctorate from the University of Queensland in 1998.

Guiree – The Flying Foxes – Spherical Raku clay stoneware pot, manganese and iron decoration –

In the late 1950s almost all Aboriginal people of full descent were wards of the state. Artist Albert Namatjira, was not classified as a ward under new NT laws in 1957, and so he became an Australian citizen. An Aboriginal person granted full citizenship rights was no longer legally be classed as 'an Aborigine'. Becoming a citizen prevented Namatjira from associating with his relatives. His experience highlighted the absurdity and inhumanity of laws which set up this divide.

Albert Namatjira founder of an Australian painting dynasty meets his young admirers ca.

"Black Diggers, a play written by Tom Wright and directed by Wesley Enoch, premieres at the Sydney Festival on January 18 [2014]...It seeks to highlight the untold story of the Indigenous Australians who served in the armed forces during the First World War." - Found via Buzzfeed - For more information, click here: http://www.sydneyfestival.org.au/2014/Theatre-and-Dance/Black-Diggers/

Black Diggers, a play written by Tom Wright and directed by Wesley Enoch, premieres at the Sydney Festival on January

William Cooper (c1860 – 1941) was an Australian Aboriginal political activist and community leader from Yorta Yorta territory, Victoria. Cooper's long campaign for Aboriginal rights, especially land rights, began with the Maloga Petition in 1887. by 1935 Cooper had helped establish the Australian Aborigines League, seeking direct representation in parliament, enfranchisement and land rights. At this time, Aboriginal people were not classed as Australian citizens.

William Cooper (Aboriginal Australian) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Koori Curriculum

The Koori Curriculum

Aboriginal Fabrics Gallery, Alice Springs, Australia

Aboriginal Fabrics Gallery, Alice Springs, Australia

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