Educational Resources

Learning materials for Australian classrooms

The multi-media website ‘Banjo Morton: the untold story’ dives deep into the historic 1949
and 2009 Alyawarra walk offs in the Northern Territory, led by stockman and community
leader, Banjo Petyarre Morton.

Using original footage, photographs, and voice recordings
the site gives viewers remarkable access to what happened, why, and the political repercussions.

To give context to Banjo’s actions, the website covers a range of topics. These include where Alyawarra country lies, what it means to the people who live there, and the land claims and Native Title claims they have instigated and won. Chapters range from pre-1940s conditions in Australia for First Nations people, to the current music, dancing and art of the Alyawarra people and nation. The artwork has a fascinating focus on the elements of traditional bush
medicine which are still used today.

Every chapter has background information within it, and a reference and research section in the resource chapter, to help provide a complete picture and understanding of the content. Combined with a comprehensive study guide for teachers and students, the Banjo Morton website is a wonderful new tool for schools to provide a diverse and complex view of Australian history and events.

We invite students and educators to share in Banjo’s story and the accompanying learnings and offer the following educational resources for teachers that have been designed in context of the Australian curriculum for middle and senior years covering HAAS, English, Science and Media Arts. Explore the educational resources with learning activities, thinking organisers and inquiry guides.

Learning materials

Educational Framework and Teachers guide

An outline for teachers and educators.

Educational Framework and Teachers guide

Senior Learning Portfolio

Provides a rich investigation option for senior years: year 11–12 students.

Senior Learning Portfolio

Student Learning Journal

For middle years: year 5–10 students.

Student Learning Journal

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website contains images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

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