Note: These are just a selection of relevant content descriptors. A wide range of the Reading curriculum could be covered by reading/viewing the texts contained here.
Local Dreamtime Stories (various)
There are a range of local Dreamtime Stories that could be included as general texts within English classes. Details of these are included in the Unit Plan.
The Work of Hyllus Maris
Hyllus was a local Yorta Yorta woman. She was an activist, educator, poet and screenwriter.
Women of the Sun, a TV miniseries by Maris, may be of particular interest. Details on how to access this are included within the Unit Plan.
The Work of Artists from the Goulburn Murray
Briggs and Archie Roach are two artists originally from the area, whose work may provide good material to examine within English classes.
Living Stories of the Dungala Kaiela
This is a fantastic text produced by the Elders and Artists of Gallery Kaiela. It contains a story incorporating a range of local language, and is accompanied by original artwork. The book is accompanied by a DVD, which includes an animated version of the story.
Details on how to purchase a copy are included within the Unit Plan.
Pecan Summer is the first Indigenous opera. It was written by Deborah Cheetham.
Further details on this important work are included within the Unit Plan.
Oral Histories (various)
There are a range of oral history videos which may serve as useful texts to examine within English classes. For instance, the video above of Aunty Faye talking about local history and her identity. Further clips are included within the Unit Plan.
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