There are many wonderful resources for leading Children into engaging with Aboriginal culture, history and injustice.
Walking to Corroboree is a gentle story that tells of the harmony that existed between the land and the First Australians who walked softly on it for at least 60,000 years.
The language of the Adnyamathanha people of the Northern Flinders Rangers in South Australia is embedded throughout the storyline. It is an honour and a privilege given to the reader to incorporate one of the few Aboriginal languages still spoken today.
This multi-award-winning picture book is an expansive and generous Welcome to Country from a most respected Elder, Aunty Joy Murphy, beautifully given form by Indigenous artist Lisa Kennedy.
Sorry Sorry could be a first step of informing these young children of a significant aspect of Australian history, with age appropriate illustrations and dialogue. This book could also be an introduction to understanding the journey of reconciliation with Australia’s First Peoples. The hope is that Sorry Sorry can be used to enable other educators, be they teachers, family or friends, to begin the conversation of Australia’s early history with the young people in their lives. It is hoped that Sorry Sorry will go some way in helping build a platform where understanding, appreciation and respect for “All Peoples” can be built. Available for purchase here and here.