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Birds by Robert Watts
Birds were important to the First Peoples. The birds were an important food source. Secondly, they were an important part of their spiritual beliefs as totems and other beings. This reader can be used as an introduction to a science study of birds. The Indigenous perspective is included in this study. ...Show more
Catching Fish by Robert Watts
The First Peoples use of fish as food is well understood. This reader looks at technologies used to catch fish. The skills and technologies are in principle very similar to modern methods. Many novel traps and techniques were used by the First People across Australia.
Coastal Dwelling by Robert Watts
This reader looks at the coastal landforms, plants and aminals. The resources which were important to the lives of the First Peoples are outlined. Beautifully illustrated and detailed research for beginning readers.
Coming to Australia by Robert Watts
The First People coming to Australia was a long time ago. The occupation of Australia by the First Peoples stared over 50-60,000 years ago durinmg the last Glacial Period. This story outlines the immense challenges facingf the peoiple who first walked in Australia.
Decorations and Beads by Robert Watts
The First Peoples' cultures were exciting and different. There were many forms and expressions even in beads and decorations. This reader forms an introduction to this art form and its many expressions.
First People Talk by Robert Watts
The First Peoples were nations of people with special languages, customs and cultures. There were more than 250 known languages. This is an introduction to these languages with many of these words in common usage.
Games of the First Peoples by Robert Watts
The First Peoples excel at games and sports. They are masters of many forms of modern games. The original games differed between the tribes and nations of people. Words from the many First People languages are included. Today, Indigenous peoples are well-represented in many elite level sports.
Category: Aboriginal Titles
This resource is focussed totally on development of reading skills. The exercises focus on fluency with words that need decoding and sight recognition. The pages are designed to be engaging, repetitive word practice exercises and interesting for the user. The Indigenous Perspectives are in each of these ...Show more
How Australia Began by Robert Watts
The First People had a life based around their beliefs in creation beings. Rules of behaviour and how your life was lived centred around these beliefs. The forms of these creations beings could be in totems such as birds, reptiles, fish and animals. The story of the creation is demonstrated with the ser ...Show more
Hunting for Food by Robert Watts
The First Peoples of Australia were amazing hunters. This was from a combination stealth skills, athletic mastery and technologies to capture and hunt animals. This reader discusses the large variety of food sources for the First Peoples. The biodiversity was not threatened by the use of animal and plan ...Show more
Kinship: Family, Mob, Tribe and Nation by Robert Watts
This is a continuing story on the First Australians' extended kinship. It is an explanation and contrast on how we define family and extended relationships. The First People's extended family was essential for survival but through this came a deep and lasting sense of belonging. The First People describ ...Show more