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Acknowledgement of Country Poster

Free | 1 page|Grades: F - 6

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.

  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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Caroline Barton

love this poster!

Caroline Barton · Jan 15th, 2021

Stephanie (Teach Starter)

Thank you for this lovely feedback, Caroline! It’s so pleasing to see Acknowledgement of Country becoming so widespread among our schools, as it certainly should be! Have a wonderful day.

Stephanie (Teach Starter) · 6 days ago

Donna Bartkow

Thanks for sharing, its appreciated so much.D

Donna Bartkow · Jun 9th, 2019

Royce (Teach Starter)

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

Royce (Teach Starter) · Jun 10th, 2019

Bernie McGowan

thank you

Bernie McGowan · Jun 2nd, 2018

Stephanie (Teach Starter)

You’re welcome, Bernie!

Stephanie (Teach Starter) · Jun 4th, 2018

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