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Aboriginal resistance to colonisation

Investigating four case studies at the National Museum of Australia

How Aboriginal Australians resisted British Colonisation - front cover of work unit

Curriculum areas: Australian history, Indigenous culture & history, English, media

Years: 5–12

Key curriculum links: Time, Continuity and Change; Culture; Natural and Social Systems; Investigation, Communication and Participation; Thinking Processes and Communication

In this unit of work, students look at the Resistance exhibit in the First Australians gallery at the National Museum of Australia. The exhibit explores four case studies dealing with different ways Aboriginal people have reacted to the British colonisation of Australia.