Koori* Contributions To Society
There are many people who have made valuable contributions to society. Some of those people have been Indigenous Australians, many of whom have received little recognition. Those who have achieved recognition have often done so under varying degrees of difficulty.
Poverty, geographical isolation, lack of access to mainstream education and poor health are all examples of the adverse factors which have impacted on the life journeys of these people.
* What does the word "Koori" mean and who uses it? Click here to find out: Koori
To do this you will need to explore the journey of at least three of the Indigenous people listed below and select one to prepare a final report on.
Teachers please be aware that some of the links to these Indigenous People contain photographs which may be
offensive to certain Aboriginal children as they are of people who are now dead.
Points you will need to consider are:
Where to from here?
You are to assume the identity of this person and prepare an oral report (which is one of the traditional learning styles of Aboriginal Australians - The Role of Storytelling) convincing the audience of the contribution you have made to society as an Aboriginal person. Explain how your contribution had benefited all Australians.