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Australian Identity

Links to websites about Being Australian and Identity

Australian flag


Australian Identity- Australian Government website with links to information about our national identity.
DFAT video of National Anthem with images and music, on You Tube

Australian special days:
Anzac Day- Australian War Memorial website
Australia Day information from KidCyber website
Australia Day- official website

Aboriginal perspective- painting of arrival of First Fleet by Gordon Syron

Australia Day activities, colouring pages etc from Australia Day website
NAIDOC Week- information and links from Australian Government website
Remembrance Day- from Australian War Memorial website

Australian citizenship:
Citizenship- easy to read information from KidCyber website
Australian Citizenship- from Australian Government website
Citizenship- resources for schools from Dept of Immigration and Citizenship website, which includes student resources and interactive activities.

Australian flags and symbols:
National symbols- from Australian government website. Includes information and links about emblems, flags, etc
Symbols of Australia, from National Museum exhibition- has images, information, slideshows etc
Flag, symbols and emblems of Australia from KidCyber website
Faunal emblems for each state- animals and birds, from
Floral emblems, from National botanic gardens
Australian flag- from Australian National Flag Association- information, activities etc
Discovering Democracy- a flag for the nation, with information about flags and an activity to create a flag (TaLe website)

Australian culture:

Australian Screen website- video clips about Australian Identity and culture, with videos about icons, identity, pioneer life, rural life etc and teaching notes for some clips
Akubra- website about Akubra hats
National Gallery of Victoria- search for paintings by Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton, Frederick McCubbin etc. Also read book from KWPS Library "Roy and Matilda: The Gallery Mice"
Bush songs and music- Australian Government website with traditional songs and links to traditional music
'The Man from Snowy River" poem by A.B.Patterson- information and text
Henry Lawson- information and links from
"My Country" by Dorothea McKellor- Also see picture book in Library

Famous Australians:
Biographies of Famous Australians- from Curriculum Corporation website
Australian Dictionary of Biography- biographies of significant Australians

This house- settling in South Hobart, from Tale website (Log in through DET portal)
New Homes- interactive activity about 2 migrants, from National Museum of Australia
Hong Hai- interactive activity about journey of refugee boat people from Vietnam- National Museum

for teachers-
Teacher resources about national symbols, includes worksheets
Famous Australians-Integrated unit from Blake Ed

(Updated 14/01/16)