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Original Inhabitants PowerPoint

PDF, PowerPoint | 42 pages|Grade: 4

A 43 slide editable PowerPoint presentation to use when teaching students about the original inhabitants of Australia.

Use this PowerPoint presentation when learning about the diversity of Australia’s first people and the long and continuous connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to Country.

This PowerPoint presentation covers the following topics:

  • The Original Inhabitants
  • Indigenous Language Groups
  • The Dreaming, Dreamtime Stories and Songlines
  • Totems
  • Aboriginal Food
  • Aboriginal Shelter
  • Aboriginal Tools
  • Aboriginal Art

This PowerPoint presentation includes:

  • informative slides
  • links to resources
  • whole class activities
  • independent tasks.

  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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Hi there, there is a beautiful map of the indigenous countries of Australia on one of these slide. Would it be possible to create a pdf of this map, for a printable classroom resource?

Petra Harris · Jul 22nd, 2020

Hi Peta,

We don’t have the map available as a PDF, but a quick internet search should provide you with similar images/maps. Just make sure you have permission to use them before downloading.

Paul (Teach Starter) · Jul 27th, 2020

I thought bardi country is in One Arm Point, Western Australia not Broome

Tadhg Ófearghail · May 14th, 2019

Hi Tadhg,
Thanks for pointing this out to us. We have corrected the PowerPoint and it is ready for you to download again.
If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kristian · May 15th, 2019

Hi there,

I can’t seem to open the document as it is has in its domain ‘potx’ not ‘pptx’?

Nicole · Nov 22nd, 2018

Hello Nicole,
A potx file is a PowerPoint template.

Sometimes this opening error happens with older versions of PowerPoint or some school versions which prevent PowerPoint templates being opened.

Can I get you to try something for me? Please right click the file and select ‘Open’ from the menu. This should allow you to access the file without the error message.

If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kristian · Nov 22nd, 2018

The link to First Footprints in lesson 1 no longer works. I did find a 3 minute clip on youtube.
Kind regards,

Sue White · Feb 8th, 2018

Sorry, I just realised I put this comment in the wrong place! It’s in relation to the whole unit – Australia’s First People. Please just delete the comment!

Sue White · Feb 8th, 2018

Hi, just wondering if this was created by an Indigenous person/group?

Richelle Barker · May 20th, 2017

Hi Richelle,

Thank you for your comment.

This particular resource has not been created by an Indigenous group or person, but we are currently in the process of consulting with an Australian Indigenous organisation. We will provide you with an update when our resources have been reviewed.

Kind regards

Jill (Teach Starter) · May 21st, 2017

Resource Updates

  • Updated origin of Dreaming stories.

    Change by Kristian May 14th, 2019

  • Some of the content in this PowerPoint has been updated.

    Change by Victoria (Teach Starter) Oct 31st, 2017

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