Indigenous Australians - Stages 4-6 Teacher Notes

Students explore the Indigenous Australians: Australia's first peoples exhibition using written stimulus questions.

Indigenous Australians Exhibition

Australian Museum Photograher  © Australian Museum

PLEASE NOTE: Our Indigenous Australians exhibition is currently undergoing renovation. Some elements of the exhibition have been changed in format or removed.
The eastern half of the exhibition space now displays objects from the Museum’s permanent collection and the western half now hosts special Indigenous art exhibitions.

Before your visit

Syllabus links

The exhibition directly supports students in their study of the following NSW Board of Studies subjects:

  • History - Stages 4 and 5
  • Geography - Stages 4 and 5
  • Design and Technology - Stages 4 and 5
  • Legal Studies - Stage 6
  • Society and Culture - Stage 6
  • Aboriginal Studies - Stages 4, 5 and 6
  • Visual Arts - Stages 4, 5 and 6

Copy one Indigenous Australians: Australia's first peoples Stages 4-6 Student Activities booklet per student.

At the Australian Museum


The students will use the focus questions in their activity booklet as a springboard to learning about the objects, artwork, reconstructions, oral histories, photographs and other materials in the exhibition.

Organisation of the day

It is recommended that no more than two classes be in the exhibition at any one time.

Ms Helen Wheeler , Education Project Officer
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