Essential resources for schools in Noongar country to support the integration of Aboriginal perspectives

  • Yelakitj Koondarm Nyungar Language Project Includes Nyungar word book, posters, stickers. Available from Catholic Education Office, Leederville, WA.
  • Nidja Noongar Boodjar Noonook Nyininy (the big box): contains books, games, maps pertaining to Noongar country. There is at least 1 kit in every Catholic primary school in the Perth & Bunbury Dioceses of WA.
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Flags: available from your Federal Member.
  • Exploring Woodlands with Noongars: available from DEC or download from http://www.dec.wa.gov.au/ecoeducation/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=52&Itemid=27
  • Sharing The Dreaming: Noongar Dreaming stories and information including Noongar Season Wheel, available from DEC or download from http://www.dec.wa.gov.au/ecoeducation/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=52&Itemid=27
  • Map of Aboriginal Australia: available from ANTaR www.antar.org.au or the WA Museum Shop http://museum.wa.gov.au/store
  • The Dreaming: 6 DVDs of animated stories from all around Australia and Teacher’s Guide, available from Dare To Lead at a much reduced price for member schools.
  • Old Country, New Country: an Aboriginal history of Western Australia from the Dreaming to Reconciliation: DVD available from Artemis Films. http://www.artemisfilms.com/productions/old-country-new-country?A=SearchResult&SearchID=35626231&ObjectID=2265091&ObjectType=35
  • Katta Djinoong : First Peoples of Western Australia: Teacher’s Resource File, available from Museum of Western Australia.
  • Noongar of the Beeliar: DVD available from kulbardiproductions@murdoch.edu.au
  • The Forgotten: DVD about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen and women who served, fought and died in all of the wars and peace-keeping missions that the Australian forces have been involved in for the last 100 years. Includes Teachers Notes. Available from ABC Program Sales. http://www.abc.net.au/programsales/s2481256.htm
  • Koolangka Warangka : Noongar Language CD & Song Book: available from Djidi Djidi Aboriginal School in Bunbury. (08) 9724 9444
  • The Macmillan Encyclopedia of Australia’s Aboriginal Peoples: 9 volumes incl. index, written by Barlow & Hill
  • Moorditj: Australian Indigenous Cultural Expressions: CD Rom + access to curriculum resources for Dare To Lead members. Available from http://moorditj.sponsored.uwa.edu.au/index
  • Reconciliation Kits: Scholastic’s Books, Posters & Teachers Guides for Lower, Middle & Upper Primary. http://www.scholastic.com.au/schools/curriculum/reconciliation
  • Corroboree: picture book by Wallam & Kelly; Cygnet Books. Available from children’s bookshops
  • The Mark of the Wagarl: picture book by Lorna Little, Magabala Books. Available from children’s bookshops.
  • Idjhil: picture book by Helen Bell, Cygnet Books, 1996. Available from children’s bookshops.
  • Tell me Why: picture book by Templeton & Jackson, Magabala Books, 2004. Available from children’s bookshops.
  • Anna the Goanna and Other Poems: by J.McDougall, Aboriginal Studies Press, 2000. Available from children’s bookshops.
  • The following books are bilingual stories in both Noongar and English. Each one comes with an audio CD. Available from Batchelor Press. http://batchelorpress.com
    • Boola Miyel : The place of many faces
    • Kaditj-kaditj
    • Karda wer Noorn : The goanna and the snake
    • Kooba Djer-Djer + Boodalang Mililyang : Red Robin and Blue Wren + Pelican and Heron
    • Koodjal-Koodjal Djookan : Four sisters: the legend of the Southern Cross
    • Koora-koora : Long, long time ago
    • Maambakoort Readers : Readers for early childhood with an ocean theme.
    • Djinadara wer Noorn Readers : Readers for early childhood with a reptile theme
    • Minga Readers : Readers for early childhood with an insect theme
    • Barna Readers : Readers for early childhood with a mammal theme
    • Djerap Readers : Readers for early childhood with a bird theme
    • Marlak Readers : Readers for early childhood with a bush theme
  • Aboriginal Artists of Western Australia : set of charts with art work on one side and information on the other. Available for loan from the Catholic Education Office and some public libraries.
  • GECKOS (Growing Enriched Cultural Knowledge in Our Schools) Guest Presenters Program: File of contact details, guidelines & forms to assist in organising a visit and claiming reimbursement.
  • FLOOR MAT PUZZLE: giant floor mat featuring a map of the Bunbury Diocese with Noongar place names. Available for loan from Aboriginal Education Consultant in Bunbury Catholic Education Office.