Explore Cultural Objects, Art and Technology

Explore cultural objects, art and technology in the Australian Museum’s online Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island collection.¬†

Lesson ideas and guiding questions:

  • Explore cultural objects, art and technology according to timeline or era.
  • How are animals carved on emu eggs?
  • What is the significance of turtle shell masks in Torres Strait Islands cultures?
  • List some important uses for the wallaby-skin water carrier. What else was used by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to carry water?

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Many of these resources and activities have been developed in consultation with NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) to ensure that the program meets NSW curriculum outcomes for Stages 3, 4 & 5.