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Indigenous Australia For Kids For Dummies

Behrendt, Larissa


1. Edition January 2022
456 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-0-7303-9033-6
John Wiley & Sons

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A comprehensive, relevant, and accessible look at all aspects of Indigenous Australian history and culture

Indigenous Australia For Kids For Dummies is here to enlighten you about the history, struggles and triumphs of the diverse peoples that make up Australia's Indigenous communities. Did you know that Australia is home to the world's oldest culture? Experience 60,000 years of history and culture, plus, get right up-to-the-minute, with amazing facts about Indigenous sports and entertainment figures and info on what matters to Indigenous peoples today.

This interactive book has loads of features that will engage and excite readers aged 10-15 years old - and their teachers and parents! Featuring profiles of celebrated Indigenous people like Cathy Freeman and Albert Namatjira, as well as fun research projects and hands-on activities that bring Indigenous Australia to life. Ever wanted to connect with your local Indigenous communities? This book will give you ideas about how you can connect with First Nations peoples and other interactive ways to extend your learning out of the book.
* Discover the rich culture, long history and special values of the world's oldest race
* Learn about Indigenous art, song, dance, literature and contributions to contemporary Australia
* Impress friends and family with your knowledge of Australian colonisation and Indigenous rights
* Figure out what's going on in the lives of Indigenous Australians today - and bust the most common myths

This book is perfect for young readers who want to appreciate and understand the diverse, proud, and fascinating peoples that make up Australia's Indigenous communities.

Foreword by Cathy Freeman xi

Introduction 1

Part 1: An Ancient People: Then and Now 5

Chapter 1: Understanding Indigenous Australia 7

Chapter 2: Rich Past, Strong Traditions 19

Chapter 3: A Land of Cultural Diversity 43

Chapter 4: Traditional Cultural Values and Practices 63

Part 2: Invasion 85

Chapter 5: First Contacts 87

Chapter 6: The Brits' First Colony: 1788 97

Chapter 7: The Loss of People and the Land 113

Chapter 8: Taking the Children 141

Part 3: Indigenous Activism 165

Chapter 9: Citizenship Rights and a Referendum 167

Chapter 10: From Apology to Uluru 199

Part 4: Contemporary Indigenous Cultures 215

Chapter 11: Indigenous People and Sport 217

Chapter 12: More Than Rocks and Dots: Indigenous Art 255

Chapter 13: Singing and Dancing 281

Chapter 14: Indigenous Literature: We've Always Been Storytellers 305

Chapter 15: Performance Storytelling: Film, Theatre and Television 321

Part 5: Dealing with Current Issues 359

Chapter 16: Closing the Gap and the Way Forward 361

Chapter 17: Doing It for Ourselves 391

Part 6: The Part of Tens 399

Chapter 18: Ten Important Indigenous Cultural Sites 401

Chapter 19: Ten Indigenous Firsts 407

Chapter 20: Ten Myths about Indigenous People 415

Glossary 421

Index 427
Professor Larissa Behrendt is Distinguished Professor of the Jumbunna Institute of Indigenous Education and Research at the University of Technology, Sydney. An award-winning author and director, she is also the host of Speaking Out on ABC Radio.