Oodgeroo Noonuccal

This is a podcast that tells the story of Oodgeroo Noonuccal, a famous poet who used her pen as a weapon to fight for Indigenous rights. Her words took her all the way to Parliament House, where she demanded the Prime Minister do more to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Listen to podcast here.

Lesson suggestions include:

What was Oodgeroo’s mothers experience of the Stolen Generations?

What is this story of Oodgeroo’s life about? Describe Oodgeroo’s personal story and connection to her culture.

In what ways did Oodgeroo explore her culture with her father?

What did Oodgeroo do with her writing to make change?


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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.