For teachers and students

Special events for teachers and students are listed below. 

For students

NAIDOC and Neighbour - Video Conference Workshop

Investigate this year’s NAIDOC week theme of service with a Video Conference (VC) workshop focussing on the fascinating, but little known story of Aya-I-Ga, also known as Neighbour.

Neighbour was the first Indigenous Australian to receive the Albert Medal for gallantry.

This program allows participants to interact with the National Library of Australia’s presenters, original objects and photographs and is suitable for students in Years 7-10.

The workshop supports Australian Curriculum Historical Skills on analysis and use of sources (e.g ACHHS209). Students will identify the origin and purpose of primary and secondary sources and respond to questions about photographs, artefacts and stories to explain the past. It also relates directly to the Australian Curriculum cross-curriculum priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.

Join us for our first virtual excursion – your participation and feedback will help us to develop new digital learning programs based on the National Library’s collections.

Availability: The program is offered before and after the July holidays, in the week 23-27 June or 21-25 July 2014. Times are as arranged.

Cost: Free

Enquiries and bookings: or 02 6262 1289

This session requires standards based video conferencing equipment such as Polycom (or similar), to test your equipment please contact us.


For teachers

Teachers' Know-How

Why not kickstart 2014 by incorporating a morning or afternoon at the National Library of Australia into your school's professional learning development program? The Library's education team have explored its collections to identify resources relevant for learning areas, including natural disasters, the goldrush, Australian authors, the Anzac story - and many more. This is a program and site visit which is available throughout the school year.

Ongoing, includes after school sessions from 4-5pm.

Enquiries and bookings: or 02 6262 1289

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