AUSTRALIANS…. Who are we?

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What is our culture?

What do we celebrate?  What is important to us?

Our Country  

National Geographic countries     Australian Geographic     

Our Celebrations

The Melbourne Cup         Moomba    

Our Animals 

I’m a Tasmanian Devil.  Find out about me in  National Geographic.

I’m a kangaroo. What do you know about me?

Our Songs  

I came from the Dreamtime
From the dusty red-soil plains
I am the ancient heart
The keeper of the flames
I stood upon the rocky shore
I watched the tall ships come
For forty thousand years I’ve been the first Australian.

I came upon the prison ships
Bound down by iron chains
I cured the land, endured the lash
And waited for the rains.
I’m a settler, I’m a farmer’s wife
On a dry and barren run
A convict and a free man
I became Australian

I’m a daughter of a digger
Who sought the mother load
The girl became a women
On the long and dusty road
I’m a child of the depression
I saw the good time come
I’m a bushy im a battler
I am Australian

Chorus:

We are one, but we are many
and from all the lands on earth we come
we share a dream and sing with one voice
I am, you are, we are Australian

I’m a teller of stories, I’m a singer of songs
I am Albert Namajera and I paint the ghostly gums
I’m Clancy on his horse,
I’m Ned Kelly on the run
I’m the one who waltzed Matilda
I am Australian

I’m the hot wind from the desert
I’m the black soil of the plain
I’m the mountains and the valleys
I’m the drowned and flooding rains
I am the rock, I am the sky
the rivers when they run
the spirit of this great land
I am Australian

 

Our Food          

The Vegemite Story        Tim Tams

 

Our Stories

What Australian stories do you know?

Are we there yet?

Find out about an Australian author:  Jackie French, Alison LesterMem FoxGraeme BaseJacqueline Harvey

 

Our Landmarks

The Great Barrier Reef

Uluru

The MCG

 

 

 

NAIDOC WEEK

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It’s NAIDOC week:  You might have seen the flags flying in the city or heard about some of the celebrations  this week.

Author Sally Morgan says, “NAIDOC Week is a time of pride and happiness, when we get together to celebrate the achievements of our people, our families and our communities.

 It’s also a time of remembrance, when we think of our ancestors, and show respect and gratitude for their strength, wisdom, stories and humour.”   

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Our school will be participating in The Indigenous Literacy Program during Book Week.  Do you remember when we had the Book Swap Shop?  We will do that agin this year.

If you don’t know about it….you will find out in the first few weeks of next term.

Keep reading as you enjoy the last few days of your holidays.