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Acknowledgement of Country Poster

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A simple Acknowledgement of Country poster to display in your classroom.

Participating in an Acknowledgement of Country is an effective way of helping students develop awareness and respect for the ongoing relationship that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (the traditional custodians) have with their land. The practice can be done by anyone, at any time.

The simple wording on this poster could be recited by students each day as a way of acknowledging that their learning is taking place on traditional Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander land.

Download the editable MS Word version to change the text on the poster and acknowledge the specific language group whose land your class is on.

N.B: A Welcome to Country occurs at the beginning of a formal event and can take many forms including singing, dancing, smoking ceremonies or a speech in traditional language or English. A Welcome to Country is delivered by Traditional Owners, or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have been given permission from Traditional Owners, to welcome visitors to their country.

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NSW Curriculum alignment

  • HT2-1

    Identifies celebrations and commemorations of significance in Australia and the world

  • HT2-2

    Describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time

  • HT2-4

    Describes and explains effects of British colonisation in Australia

Victorian Curriculum alignment

Australian Curriculum alignment

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  • Bernie McGowan

    thank you

    Comment by Bernie McGowan on June 2, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    • Stephanie (Teach Starter) Stephanie (Teach Starter)

      You’re welcome, Bernie!

      Official comment by Stephanie (Teach Starter) on June 4, 2018 at 11:52 am

  • Donna Bartkow

    Thanks for sharing, its appreciated so much.D

    Comment by Donna Bartkow on June 9, 2019 at 8:25 am

    • Royce (Teach Starter) Royce (Teach Starter)

      Hey Donna, thank you for sharing your appreciation for this poster. You are very welcome.

      Official comment by Royce (Teach Starter) on June 10, 2019 at 7:54 am

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