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Significant First Nations Australians – Fact Sheets

PDF | 13 pages|Grades: 5 - 6

A set of 12 fact sheets about significant First Nations Australians, with an accompanying worksheet.

Disclaimer: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this resource contains the names of deceased persons.

This teaching resource shines a spotlight on significant First Nations Australians who have positively impacted the community through their individual fields of endeavour. It is a great way to address the cross-curricular priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Culture.

The fact sheets feature musicians, artists, sportspeople, politicians, social activists, inventors and performers. These individuals are incredible role models for First Nations Australians and non-Indigenous Australians alike.

Use the fact sheets when exploring the lives and achievements of each individual. The texts would also make a great addition to your literacy rotation activities.

The significant First Nations Australians featured in this resource are:

  • Adam Goodes
  • David Unaipon
  • Bronwyn Bancroft
  • Archie Roach
  • Evonne Goolagong Cawley
  • Emily Kame Kngwarreye
  • Cathy Freeman
  • Albert Namatjira
  • Neville Bonner
  • Ernie Dingo
  • Gurrumul Yunupingu
  • Eddie Mabo.

A student reflection worksheet is also included in the resource download.

Keen to have your students take their research further? You might like this student-led inquiry task:

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      NSW Curriculum alignment

    • HT3-1

      Describes and explains the significance of people, groups, places and events to the development of Australia

      Victorian Curriculum alignment

      Australian Curriculum alignment

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    • Spelling error amended on reflection worksheet.

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