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Suggested Resources

Books

  1. From Ochres to Eel Traps, 1999, Science Educators Association, ACT, ISBN 0 646 37637 3.
  2. Akerman, K, 1990, Tools, Weapons and Utensils, published for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission by the Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, ISBN 0 644 11204 2.
  3. Barlow, A, 1994, Aboriginal Technology: Boomerangs and Throwing Sticks, Macmillan, Melbourne, ISBN 0 7329 1818 9.
  4. Barlow, A, 1994, Aboriginal Technology: Watercraft, Macmillan, Melbourne, ISBN 0 7329 1817 0.
  5. Barlow, A, 1994, Aboriginal Technology: Women’s Technology, Macmillan, Melbourne, ISBN 0 7329 1821 9.
  6. Barlow, A, 1994, Aboriginal Technology: The Spear, Macmillan, Melbourne, ISBN 0 7329 1819 7.
  7. Barlow, A & Hill, M, 2000, The Macmillan Encyclopedia of Australia’s Aboriginal Peoples, Macmillan Education Australia, South Yarra, ISBN 0 7329 5434 7.
  8. Barlow, A & Hill, M, 2003, Indigenous Heroes and Leaders, Heinemann Library, ISBN 1 74070 122 4.
  9. Ellis, Jean A, 1994, Australia’s Aboriginal Heritage, Collins Dove, Victoria, ISBN 1 86371 262 3.
    This contains a chapter on traditional Aboriginal tools, weapons and utensils.
  10. Flood, J, 1990, The Riches of Ancient Australia: A Journey in Prehistory, Globe Press, Melbourne, ISBN 0 7022 2259 3.
  11. Horton, D (ed), 1994, The Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History, Society and Culture, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, ACT.
  12. Killen, R, 1998, Effective Teaching Strategies: Lessons from Research and Practice, Social Science Press, Katoomba, NSW, ISBN 1 8760 3398 3.
  13. Kirk, R L, 1983, Aboriginal Man Adapting, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, ISBN 0 19 554408.
    This contains a section on the history of stone tools (pages 25–33).
  14. Nayutah, J & Finlay, G, 1988, Minjungbal: The Aborigines and Islanders of the Tweed Valley, North Coast Institute for Aboriginal Community Education, Lismore, ISBN 0 7316 2824 1.
  15. Sharwood, J & Kuhn, M, 2004, Science Edge 3, Nelson Australia, Vic, ISBN 0 1701 0831 7.
CD-ROM
  1. The Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Canberra, ACT, 1994.

Videos

  1. Bush Mechanics Film Australia, Sydney, 2001 – available from ABC Shops.
  2. Simple Machines – Junior, Classroom Video Resource Series, 1995.
  3. Simple Machines – Senior, Classroom Video Resource Series, 1996.
  4. Simple Machines, Eureka Series, Canada TV Ontario, 1981: Inclined Plane, Lever, Mechanical Advantage and Friction, Screw and Wheel, Pulley.

Websites

http://www.dreamtime.net.au/
Information produced by the Australian Museum about its Indigenous Australia exhibition. The section titled ‘Cultural Heritage’ contains useful historical information about traditional technologies.

http://www.anbg.gov.au/education/pdfs/aboriginal_plant_use_and_technology.pdf
This is part of a site on Aboriginal technology produced by the Australian Botanic Garden Education Services. It includes a useful definition of technology and simple concise information on a variety of traditional technologies.

http://www.bosnsw-k6.nsw.edu.au/linkages/IntegratedUnits/aboriginal/tech_learn01.html
A resource produced for K–6 teachers by the NSW Board of Studies. This site contains coloured photographs of traditional tools and weapons.

http://www.indiginet.com.au/investigator/index.html
Information produced in conjunction with an exhibition on Aboriginal science titled Indigenous Science Practices.

http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/npws.nsf/content/stone+tools
Useful information on the manufacture of stone tools.

http://www.wettropics.gov.au/rah/rah_cult_tourism.html
This site, produced by the Wet Tropics Management Authority, contains information about the ways in which Aboriginal people living in rainforest areas make use of available resources to make tools.

http://www.austmus.gov.au/ahu/cultural.htm
The Australian Museum’s listing of Aboriginal Heritage Units.

http://www.austlit.edu.au/run?ex=ShowAgent&agentId=A85
This site contains a small amount of information on Eric Wilmot, an Aboriginal engineer and inventor.

http://www.abc.net.au/messageclub/duknow/stories/s888637.htm
This site contains information on David Unaipon’s work. Students could use this site to extract relevant information about his scientific inventions.

http://www.rba.gov.au/CurrencyNotes/NotesInCirculation/fifty_dollar.html
This Reserve Bank site includes comprehensive information on David Unaipon’s work. Students could use this site to extract relevant information about his scientific inventions.

http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/wattle/abstuds1/teachres.html
This is part of a site that has been adapted from the ‘Aboriginal Studies across the Curriculum’ kit developed by the Catholic Education Office in Perth, Western Australia. It contains a useful checklist and information for teachers.

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