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Indigenous cultures and contact history

Encounters classroom resource

Encounters includes an interactive map, digital timeline and online activities. It is based on the powerful stories shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Encounters exhibition. (Years 4–10).

Multimedia and more

Here you'll find animations, Flash interactives, audio-on-demand, collection highlights and (in time) selected video clips.

Years 3 and up
Arts, Indigenous culture & history
Years 9–12
Australian history, Indigenous culture & history, media, historical skills
Year 9
Australian history, Indigenous culture & history
Year 10
Indigenous culture & history
Years 9 and up
Australian history, Indigenous culture & history
Years 5–10
Australian history, Indigenous culture & history, English, historical skills
Years 5 and up
Australian history, environment, Indigenous culture & history
Years 5 and up
Australian history, Indigenous culture & history, historical skills
Years 5 and up
Indigenous culture & history, Australian history, arts
Years 9–12
Indigenous culture & history
Years 11 and up
Indigenous culture & history
Years 3–6
Indigenous culture & history
Years 4–8
Indigenous culture & history, Australian history, geography
Years 3–6
Indigenous culture & history
Years 2 and up
English, Indigenous culture & history, Australian history

Primary sources

Primary sources are objects in the collection of the National Museum of Australia. Many of them are relevant to educators and students; below is a sample. Each one has an image, a detailed description, and a statement of its educational value.

Years 5 and up
Indigenous culture & history, arts, historical skills
+ keys to symbols and a map of significant sites

Classroom activities

Classroom activities provide teachers with content and ideas for a lesson.

Years 5–9
Australian history, Indigenous culture & history, historical skills, arts, English, geography, environment

Units of work

Units of work developed since 2012 align with the new Australian Curriculum: History.

Years 9–12
Australian history, historical skills, Indigenous culture & history
Years 5–12
Australian history, Indigenous culture & history, English, media
Year 6 and 9
Australian history, geography, Indigenous culture & history, arts, historical skills
Years 4 and 5
Australian history, geography, Indigenous culture & history
... an Australian History Mystery
Years 4–10
Environment, geography, Indigenous culture & history, arts
Years 9–12
Geography, environment, Indigenous culture & history
Years 6–10
Indigenous culture & history, Australian history, historical skills, geography
Years 8–12
Australian history, Indigenous culture & history, English, Media
Years 9–12
Historical skills, Australian history, Indigenous culture & history, media, environment
Year 10
Australian history, Indigenous culture and history, arts
Years 6 and 10
Australian history, Indigenous culture & history, Historical skills
... an Australian History Mystery
Years 8–12
Australian history, Indigenous culture & history, English, media
Years 6–10
Environment, Australian history, geography, Indigenous culture & history
Years 8–12
Australian history, historical skills, Indigenous culture & history, English, media
Years 9–10
Australian history, historical skills, environment, geography, Indigenous culture & history
Years 6–12
Australian history, Indigenous culture & history
Years 5–9
Indigenous culture & history, Australian history, geography, arts, English

Resources to order

These resources are either in print form or available as a subscription service.

Years 7–10
Australian history, historical skills, Indigenous culture & history
Years 2–6
Indigenous culture & history, Australian history
... award-winning books