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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander society / Kerry Whelan
Bib ID 5154865
Format BookBook
Author
Whelan, Kerry
 
Description South Yarra, Vic. : Macmillan Education Australia, 2011 
32 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 9781420290431
Series

Mac Australia topics. Civics & citizenship.

Summary

There are many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies in Australia. They all have a strong connection to their land and they each have their own language, Dreaming and traditional law. In this book, you can read about how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies live in Australia today. You an find out about their successes and struggles and about the contributions they have made to the Australian nation.

Full contents
  • Table of contents includes: The first Australians
  • Family and kinship
  • Languages
  • The Dreaming
  • Connection to the land
  • Land rights
  • Population and health
  • Art and music
  • Sport
  • Aboriginal law today
 
Notes

"Reading ages 8.5-10 years, Middle"--Back cover.

Includes index.

Subjects Readers (Primary)  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Juvenile literature.  |  Torres Strait Islanders -- Australia -- Juvenile literature.  |  Law - Indigenous - Leadership, authority and prestige.  |  Politics and Government - Political action - Indigenous embassies and political missions.  |  Demography.  |  Health.  |  Language.  |  Art.  |  Sport.  |  Social organisation - Kinship.  |  Family.  |  Culture - Relationship to land.  |  Religion - Dreaming.  |  Land rights.  |  Law - Indigenous.  |  Music.  |  Race relations - Reconciliation.  |  Torres Strait Islands (Qld TSI SC54, SC55-05)

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