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Mount St Benedict College acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Ancestors have walked this country and we acknowledge their special and unique place in our nation’s historical, cultural and linguistic identity.
Finding Resources in Accessit
Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies. Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.
Sorry Day by Leffler, D. Voss C
Call Number: F PIC LEF
Publication Date: 2018
The burnt stick by Sofilas, M
Call Number: F HIL
Publication Date: 1996
The Barrumbi Kids by Norrington, L
Call Number: FIC REL NOR
Publication Date: 2002
Nanberrry by French, J
Call Number: F FRE
Publication Date: 2011
Stolen Girl by Saffioti, T
Call Number: F PIC SAF
Publication Date: 2019
Two hands together by Kidd, D
Call Number: F KID
Publication Date: 2000
Birrung the secret friend by French J
Call Number: F FRE
Publication Date: 2015
The fossil remains of a series of lakes and sand formations that date from the Pleistocene can be found in this region, together with archaeological evidence of human occupation dating from 45–60,000 years ago.
NSW National Parks and Wildlife
This presentation was made to briefly educate people on the culture of Aboriginal Australian people. This presentation was created by two Aboriginal university students with the purpose to create awareness in the workplace.
8 ways of understanding
The eight-way framework of Aboriginal pedagogy brings indigenous ways of knowing and being ‘out of the dusty corners of anthropology and linguistics’ and into the Australian classroom (Yunkaporta & Kirby 2011, p. 206). It comprises eight interconnected pedagogies that see teaching and learning as fundamentally holistic, non-linear, visual, kinaesthetic, social and contextualised.
The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) is a world-renowned research, collections and publishing organisation. We promote knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, traditions, languages and stories, past and present.
Ancient Australia Unearthed- PDF
First Australians PDF
On February 26th, 1974 a young geologist managed to stretch Australian history by 20,000-odd years when he found 40,000-year-old human remains buried in a dry lake bed in south-western New South Wales.
Using these sources, it is possible to bring together a picture of the changing life of Aboriginal people in the Sydney region over many thousands of years.