Using this Resource

First Nations peoples are advised that this resource may contain depictions and names of deceased people, and objects that may be considered culturally sensitive. This resource may also contain material with terms and descriptions that may be culturally sensitive or considered inappropriate today.

This resource is aligned with the Australian Curriculum: Modern History for Senior Secondary students. It adopts an inquiry learning approach that develops students’ skills as historians. The resource engages students with a rich selection of historical sources and challenges them to draw their own conclusions about contact between Indigenous peoples and those who came later to their land.

The resource gives teachers flexibility. The highlight of the resource is the selection of sources from the National Library of Australia’s collections. The student activities that support the sources cater for a variety of classroom contexts and learning styles.