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Original Inhabitants PowerPoint

Teach Starter Publishing
PowerPoint, PDF | 43 pages | Years: 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.



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  • Petra Harris

    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?

    • Paul (Teach Starter)

      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.

  • Tadhg Ófearghail

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

    • Kristian

      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.

  • Nicole

    Hi there, I can't seem to open the document as it is has in its domain 'potx' not 'pptx'?

    • Kristian

      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.

  • Sue White

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

    • Sue White

      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!

  • Richelle Barker

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

    • Jill (Teach Starter)

      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