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Series: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures


1788-1901

1788-1901

Warning: Contains nudity within a historical context. Examines Aboriginal, convict and free women, women's contributions and lives during the gold rush and the impact of the 1890s depression on women.
1901-1945

1901-1945

Covers both World Wars and the Great Depression of the 1930s and their impact on women. Jewish refugees and British immigrants, votes for women and issues important to Aboriginal women.
A Great Landscape: Indigenous Music in Australia

A Great Landscape: Indigenous Music in Australia

This programme looks at the many diverse new forms of music and the trail-blazers who paved the way for the new and diverse contemporary Aboriginal sounds. It looks at the early beginnings of choir and Country, to Hip Hop, Funk and Rap. It...Show More
Aboriginal Art: Materials and Practice

Aboriginal Art: Materials and Practice

Aboriginal art is world-renowned when it comes to dot paintings. There is, however, an incredible diversity of Aboriginal art outside of this style. Focusing on materials and practice, this interview-based programme explores the relationship...Show More
Aboriginal Art: Philosophy and Culture

Aboriginal Art: Philosophy and Culture

Aboriginal art is world-renowned when it comes to dot paintings. There is, however, an incredible diversity of Aboriginal art outside of this style. Focusing on philosophy and culture, this interview-based programme explores what is meant by...Show More
Aboriginal Culture: The Murray Darling

Aboriginal Culture: The Murray Darling

This programme covers the personal history of Aunty Beryl Carmichael, focusing particulary onher childhood, schooling and family life; an oral history of the Barkindji and Nygampaa people including changes to their environment and culture; her...Show More
Aboriginal History: Life Stories and Aboriginal Views

Aboriginal History: Life Stories and Aboriginal Views

Featuring interviews with prominent Aboriginal figures, this program traces Aboriginal views of history. Drawing on significant dates in Australian history, the program allows Aboriginal people to tell their versions of events that have shaped...Show More
Australia Dances

Australia Dances

This lively programme examines the rich history of dance in Australia; from Aboriginal dancing to the rise of ballet; from the influence of Robert Helpmann to the major role of today's contemporary dance companies in Australian identity....Show More
Australia Goes to War

Australia Goes to War

As a dominion of the British Empire, it was inevitable for Australia to be drawn into the First World War. This video explores Australian attitudes towards enlistment during WWI and how these changed over the course of the war and highlights the...Show More
Australia's Diverse Environments: Natural and Human

Australia's Diverse Environments: Natural and Human

Join us on a whirlwind tour of Australia's diverse natural and man-made environments. We kick off with the Great Dividing Range's impact on rainfall and human habitation, and then dive into the Great Barrier Reef, revealing the impact of global...Show More
Bungalung

Bungalung

Around a campfire, on a moonlit night, two Anmatjere Elders, Patsy and Jane Briscoe, sing and re-tell an epic Dreaming story told to them by their father and grandfather. It is a story of two young men who are forced into action when a clan of...Show More
Cooldrink and Culture

Cooldrink and Culture

In the Aboriginal community of Mt Liebig, about 300 km west of Alice Springs, a group of young women talk about the importance of bush food in their culture and its relationship to good health. In contrast, they associate sickness with 'takeaway...Show More
Deadly Feet: Aboriginal Sporting Heroes

Deadly Feet: Aboriginal Sporting Heroes

This programme explores the myth of sport as the great leveller. Students will learn about the importance of sport to Indigenous people and the efforts being made to stop racism and promote healthy lifestyles.
Dig It: Colonisation

Dig It: Colonisation

The Dig It team is at it again through the eyes of two young explorers. This program focuses specifically on the Aboriginal occupation of Australia since before the recognised beginning of world history. Other points covered are; early visitors,...Show More
Emerging Tourism Markets

Emerging Tourism Markets

Attracting both international and domestic tourist dollars is the key objective for any tourism-related business. In Australia, as in many other countries, the industry has to consistently innovate and find new ways of meeting new markets. In...Show More
For Love or Money: A History of Women and Work in Australia

For Love or Money: A History of Women and Work in Australia

Warning: Contains some nudity. Teacher discretion is advised. "For Love or Money" is a unique, superbly crafted pictorial history of Australian women. It is an investigation and celebration of women's work from white settlement to the present, a...Show More
From Tribes to Boat People

From Tribes to Boat People

How did we get from 300,000 indigenous people in 1788 to over 18 million today? And how did the ethnic mix change along the way? Would the Wozitskis have been allowed in if they had been from Malta or Africa instead of Poland and Czechoslovakia?...Show More
Genocide by Another Name

Genocide by Another Name

This program explores early views on race and the attitudes of both black and white people. Key figures discuss the methods used to assimilate Indigenous people.
Health Inequities in Australia

Health Inequities in Australia

Despite the best intentions, Indigenous life span and health expectancies are still significantly lower than the national average. For those aged 65 years or above, access to health services can also provide challenges. Why do these differences...Show More
How Far Have We Come?

How Far Have We Come?

In 2003 a group of Year 9 students from a predominantly white, middle class school travel by bus to remote Aboriginal settlements in central Australia. Nearly 40 years ago a group of white and black Australians travelled through outback NSW on...Show More
Indigenous Health in Australia

Indigenous Health in Australia

This programme aims to provide an overview of Aboriginal health and provides some reasons why significant differences exist within Australia in terms of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal health.
Integrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives

Integrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives

The Australian Curriculum requires Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives to be embedded across all subject areas. This programme is a professional development resource for teachers seeking successful strategies for enhancing the...Show More
International Women's Day

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on March 8 – but why is this day important? What does the day signify? This Miniclip explores the origins of women’s suffrage throughout Australia’s modern history including the granting...Show More
Is Australia a Just Society?

Is Australia a Just Society?

Australia is a democratic society. Treating each other equally and giving each other a 'fair' go' are an important part of Australian culture and identity. However, in practice, are Australians really all treated equally? There are many...Show More
Justice and Social Responsibility

Justice and Social Responsibility

The term social justice and responsibility is said to be a "Utopian" concept and impossible to achieve. Does this mean that the individuals in society should not try to achieve it? If Australia sought to bridge the gap between the have and the...Show More