Koori, Murri, Goori and Palawa Storylines Posters: Set of 8
This set of 8 x A2 display quality posters visually chart the story of interaction between Aboriginal people and British colonialists and settlers from 1770, right up to modern Australia.
The posters include many personal stories by Aboriginal people. The content is designed to provide a stimulus for teachers and students to investigate the notion of shared histories. Key social, cultural and political events are mapped, giving Aboriginal and non-Indigenous students a detailed understanding of past events and promoting classroom discussion.
Topics from the last 15 years include Sorry Day and Reconciliation, the Mabo and Wik decisions - Native Title and Land Rights, The Stolen Children Report, the Redfern Riot and the Northern Territory Intervention.
The following posters are part of this set:
The Myth of Terra Nullius 1770–1825
Dharawal and Eora people observe foreigners invading their countries and many resist. Unknown to them it has been decided 20,000 km away that their country is now the possession of Great Britain.
Frontier Wars 1825–1870
Despite Koori resistance, the invasion continues. Europeans have weapons and Koori communities are shattered by epidemics of smallpox, measles and other diseases. Violence increases and massacres occur.
Many Kooris begin to live in larger communities, sometimes on land granted by the government. Having removed the physical threat of resistance, the Europeans to some extent leave Indigenous people alone. 'Out of sight, out of mind.'
State governments begin forcibly removing Aboriginal children from their families and attempt to clear Kooris away from towns. Many Aboriginal communities protest and organisations are formed.
Legislation discriminating against Kooris is gradually repealed and Aboriginal people are counted in the Census. Kooris begin entering tertiary education and artists, writers and sportspeople become better known. However Aboriginal people continue to suffer poor health, education and housing.
'We are strong' 1971–1994
Positive changes help Kooris take part in managing their own countries and the concept of land rights emerges. Many non-Indigenous Australians wish to learn more about Aboriginal culture but there are still problems of violence, loss of language and racism that affects many Kooris.
Challenges continue 1995–2000
Support for Reconciliation grows as Australians try to understand the past and build a better future together. The election of Pauline Hanson and John Howard (non-Aboriginal) sees the beginning of the 'History Wars'. Optimism following the Mabo and Wik decisions is tempered by limits placed on Native Title claims.
A new millennium 2001–2009
Stolen Generation's experiences are widely discussed and the Federal Parliament Apology in 2008 marks important symbolic recognition. The Northern Territory Intervention (2007) sparks controversy. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people feature prominently in film, TV, music, art, publishing and language revival and many achieve international success.
- Years: Kindergarten (Early Stage 1), Years 1 and 2 (Stage 1), Years 3 and 4 (Stage 2), Years 5 and 6 (Stage 3)
- Format: Printed
- Weight: 450 grams