Indigenous Australia for Kids
Available September 1
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people please note that this video may contain names, images and voices of people who have passed away.

Indigenous Australia for Kids

Larissa Behrendt explains why her book is important for young learners.

Indigenous Australia For Kids For Dummies is a comprehensive, relevant, and accessible look at all aspects of Indigenous Australian history and culture, for kids.

The book enlightens you about the history, struggles and triumphs of the diverse peoples that make up Australia’s Indigenous communities. Did you know that Australia is home to the world’s oldest culture? Experience 60,000 years of history and culture, plus, get right up-to-the-minute, with amazing facts about Indigenous sports and entertainment figures and info on what matters to Indigenous peoples today. This interactive book has loads of features that will engage and excite readers aged 10-15 years old – and their teachers and parents! Featuring profiles of celebrated Indigenous people like Cathy Freeman and Albert Namatjira, as well as fun research projects and hands-on activities that bring Indigenous Australia to life. This book will give you ideas about how you can connect with First Nations peoples and other interactive ways to extend your learning out of the book.

Professor Larissa Behrendt is Distinguished Professor of the Jumbunna Institute of Indigenous Education and Research at the University of Technology, Sydney. An award-winning author and director, she is also the host of Speaking Out on ABC Radio.



Indigenous Literacy Day is proudly presented by the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, a charity with a vision of equity of opportunity for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children living in remote Australia.

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