Yiloga! Tiwi Footy - Stage 6 Teacher Notes

This self-guided program provides an opportunity for students to explore an Indigenous cultural event that has been influenced by non-Indigenous culture. It also provides the opportunity for students to learn about the distinct Tiwi community and their traditional culture through items from the Australian Museum’s collections.

Before your visit

Syllabus links

Preliminary course
P1.1, P1.3, P2.2, P2.3, P3.3, P4.5
8.2: Part II – Heritage and Identity.
HSC Course
H1.1, H1.3, H2.1, H2.2, H2.3, H3.1, H3.2, H3.3, H4.1.
9.2: B – Heritage and Identity.

Pre-visit activities

To make the most of your visit to the exhibition we recommend that you prepare your students beforehand by:

  • introducing concepts related to Tiwi Islanders and Tiwi culture. Illustrate that Tiwi Islanders are Indigenous Australians that have differences and similarities of culture to the mainland.
  • introducing or revising relevant terminology used in the Yiloga Tiwi Footy student activity sheets including tungas, AFL, Yiloga (meaning footy in Tiwi language), Tiwi (meaning people).
  • providing a context for the excursion to the Museum including the reasons for visiting the Museum, the tasks to be completed and the expected outcomes.

Please photocopy the following materials for each student:

The following materials should be photocopied for each supervising adult:

At the Australian Museum

On-site activities:

The Activity Sheets are based on displays in the Australian Museum’s Yiloga! Tiwi Footy exhibition located on level 2 of the Museum.

The activities enable students to explore concepts related to contemporary Indigenous Australia and Tiwi life while surrounded by a rich array of photographs, artwork and artefacts.

Laura McBride , Creative Producer
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