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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures


International Women's Day

International Women's Day

Miniclips

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
Long-Term Impacts

Long-Term Impacts

Miniclips: The Gold Rush

The gold rush began just over 60 years after Europeans arrived to Australia, but how did this decade transform the cultural, political, environmental, and economic threads of the nation? Ronan takes viewers through the construction of...Show More
Who, When, Where and Why?

Who, When, Where and Why?

Miniclips: The Gold Rush

How did the Australian gold rush begin in 1851? Who kicked it off? Where did it occur, and why is gold so valuable? Join Ronan, an Irish digger come to try his hand at striking rich, as he explores the beginning of gold fever in Australia...Show More
Australia Goes to War

Australia Goes to War

World War I

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
Bennelong

Bennelong

Bangarra Dance Theatre

Woollarawarre Bennelong was a senior man of the Eora, from the Port Jackson area in Sydney. With extraordinary curiosity and diplomacy, Bennelong led his community to survive a clash of cultures, and left a legacy that reverberates through...Show More
Naa Muru Gurung: 'To See A Path for Children'

Naa Muru Gurung: 'To See A Path for Children'

This inspiring film celebrates the courage and resilience of those who, for over a century, have fought for the right of Aboriginal children to public education. It traces the journey from when discrimination, prejudice and outright racism...Show More
Reg Saunders: Aboriginal War Hero

Reg Saunders: Aboriginal War Hero

World War II: Australian Experience

Australia was at war, yet although Indigenous Australians were considered unfit to fight, plenty enlisted, including Reg Saunders who fought in the Mediterranean and New Guinea, becoming the first commissioned Aboriginal officer. This frank...Show More
NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week

Miniclips: Australian Celebrations and Commemorations

NAIDOC Week is an annual celebration full of fun and festivities. But what exactly is the purpose of NAIDOC Week? And what is the history behind it? This Miniclip explores the events that led up to the formation of NAIDOC, how the Day of Mourning...Show More
Modern Australian Cuisine

Modern Australian Cuisine

Australian Food Story

What a feast! Australians eat a huge diversity of food. Join animated friends Norman and Miranda as they tempt us with tasty morsels about the many influences on modern Australian cuisine – geography and climate, a plateful of Indigenous and...Show More
The Freedom Riders: Australian and American Civil Rights

The Freedom Riders: Australian and American Civil Rights

Rights and Freedoms

The USA Civil Rights Movement ‘Freedom Rides’ used civil disobedience to great effect. They also influenced the Freedom Ride in Australia which involved Sydney University students going by bus through rural NSW and challenging segregation in...Show More
Paul Keating at Redfern

Paul Keating at Redfern

The Power of Speech

A persuasive speech aims to convince audiences of the speaker's position. Ethos, Pathos and Logos - or appealing to an audience’s values, emotions and logic – are commonly used. In 1993 Prime Minister Paul Keating delivered a speech in...Show More
The Drover's Boy

The Drover's Boy

'The Drover's Boy' is a 'hybrid' blend of music, documentary and drama. The story is set in the 1920s in outback Australia, and evokes a time when it was illegal for white Australians and Aboriginal people to marry. It was not uncommon for a...Show More
The Future Ancients

The Future Ancients

Poems by Luka Lesson

'The Future Ancients', written and produced by Luka Lesson. In the future the history books will study us our cities will have been renamed our languages slanged into something new and this moment will one day be ancient The future...Show More
The Secrets of the Kimberley

The Secrets of the Kimberley

The Kimberley is one of the most ecologically diverse areas of the world. Its marine ecosystems are amongst the world's most pristine. At 424500 square kilometers the Kimberley is bigger than Italy or Germany and it has over 3000 uninhabited...Show More
Patyegarang

Patyegarang

Bangarra Dance Theatre

Choreography by Stephen Page Produced by Bangarra Dance Theatre in 2013. As the colonial fleet arrived on Eora country in the late 18th Century, Patyegarang befriended the colony’s timekeeper, Lieutenant William Dawes, gifting him her language...Show More
Terrain: Interview with Choreographer Frances Rings

Terrain: Interview with Choreographer Frances Rings

Bangarra Dance Theatre

An interview with the choreographer of Terrain, talking about the inspirations behind the dances.
Please Resist Me

Please Resist Me

Poems by Luka Lesson

'Please Resist Me', written and performed by Luka Lesson. Please resist me Colonise me, compromise me, conflict me Please don't risk me If you see me at the airport Please come and frisk me Please resist me Colonise me, compromise me and...Show More
Terrain

Terrain

Bangarra Dance Theatre

Choreography by Frances Rings Produced by Bangarra Dance Theatre in 2012. Described as a hymn to Country, 'Terrain' transports us to Lake Eyre, the place of Australia’s inland sea and one of the few untouched natural waterways in the world....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 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
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
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
Keeper

Keeper

Keeper is the story of two Aboriginal women living in the small town of Ceduna on the far-west coast of South Australia. 15 year-old Jacinta Haseldine is a high school student, as interested in hip hop as she is in hunting wombats and kangaroos....Show More
Minimising Health Inequalities: Innovative Australian Case Studies

Minimising Health Inequalities: Innovative Australian Case Studies

Like residents of most countries around the world, many Australians experience unequal opportunities to access even the most basic health treatments. The larger portion of our population can take for granted that when they are ill some of 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