Aboriginality and the land

An Aboriginal studies supplementary document to support you in implementing the Aboriginal studies preliminary course.

Key inquiry questions

  • What role did country play in the traditional lifestyle of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?
  • To what extent did colonisation and subsequent dispossession affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?
  • How have government policies restricted the human rights of Indigenous people in Australia?



  • explore the intimate relationship that Indigenous people have with Country, both spiritually and economically
  • describe the impact colonisation had on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • examine the impact that government policies have had and continue to have on Indigenous people around the world
  • investigate Aboriginal initiatives to counteract the impact of dispossession and dislocation.


Please note:

Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from Aboriginal Studies Stage 6 Syllabus (2010) © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2010

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