Indigenous Weather Knowledge - Bureau of Meteorology
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have developed an intricate understanding of the environment over many thousands of years. Artist: Laurie Nilsen The artwork used in the design of this website represents the relationships between seasonal, meteorological and astronomical changes - and how the Mandandanji people read these changes to inform life on country. About the Indigenous Weather Knowledge website Learn more about the Indigenous Weather Knowledge (IWK) website and the Bureau of Meteorology's commitment to strengthening respectful and collaborative relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. About the Indigenous Weather Knowledge website Language, culture and environmental knowledge See an overview of the relationships between language, culture and environmental knowledge. Language, culture and environmental knowledge Reconciliation Action Plan Download our RAP
Related: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources
• Aboriginal seasons
• Aboriginal and TSI peoples resources (all KLAs)
A History of Aboriginal Sydney
There is good evidence of a high Aboriginal population density at contact. Australia has a naturally occurring diversity of plant resources, rather than a few specific staples as in Papua New Guinea. These are easier to exploit if not planted. That is to say, Koori people are Polyculturists. The population may have been increasing at the time of the invasion. Butlin has calculated that the population certainly did not survive on kangaroos alone as a meat source.
Indigenous Weather Knowledge - Indigenous Seasonal Descriptions
Australia's climate is diverse. Monsoon tropics, desert, savannah, alpine and temperate regions can all be found in various locations. The sheer diversity of ecological zones can't be meaningfully simplified to a rigid European seasonal calendar for the entire continent. Aboriginal people inhabit regions that are geographically and ecologically distinct.
Navigating our future through literature - Big Ideas - ABC Radio National
2020 has brought with it fires, floods, protests and a pandemic. Enough for adults to bear, more than enough for younger generations. And while lockdown and online schooling has challenged the engagement of students, syllabus subjects need to be more nimble to reflect the world around us.
Australian Sacred Sites
Australian Sacred Sites Aboriginal sacred sites are areas or places in Australia of significant Aboriginal Australian meaning within the animist context of the localised indigenous belief system. Most are somehow related to Aboriginal mythology, known as 'The Dreaming, or The Dreamtime'.
General - Aboriginal Education - The Department of Education
Aboriginal English & ESL Educational Resources Information Centre (ERIC)Free database of resources that may assist teachers with teaching ESL/D students. Details Aboriginal Parent Easy Guides Parent Easy Guides (or PEGs as they are affectionately known) bring simple, easy-to-read information on many of the issues faced by parents from birth through adolescence.
Aboriginal seasons guided by the land : Features
Aboriginal seasons guided by the land Unlike the European calendar, there are six Nyoongar seasons in Western Australia’s South West region, which are indicated by changes in local plants and animals. Learn how to pick the change of seasons with thishandy guide.
50 words project — Research Unit for Indigenous Language
This project aims to provide fifty words in every Indigenous language of Australia. The words are provided online with community permission, and with audio provided by a language speaker. The languages and words are displayed on a map of Australia so that users can easily find the information relevant to their local area. We hope that this will be a useful resource for schools and educational organisations to learn 50 words in their local language, and for the general public to discover and appreciate the diversity of First Nations' languages around Australia. View the 50 words interactive language map
The many uses of indigenous plants - Science (4,7)
00:00:00:00Text on screen - 'Viewer Advice. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following media resource may contain images and voices of people who have died.' A group of Indigenous people distribute and plant native plants in Australian coastal bushland. Text on screen - 'The Towra Team. Clarence Slockee.'00:00:16:19CLARENCE SLOCKEE:These young people are called the Towra Team.