Tenambit Public School

The river that I have drawn represents my culture ‘Kamilaroi’. The river running through the hands signifies out responsibility to look after mother nature and care for her in any way. The dots in the water are all of the bad racist words that white man and ladies have said to the Aboriginal people. “You’re Australian’s just like us and now we have to get along with each other, but please, learn our history”. By Bruce Pascoe. Kaydence Duke

My artwork is about the 2020 theme caring for country as it represents at5i and other Australians coming together to care for our land. In my painting I have created rocks in the background with an aboriginal hand print that signifies where my people came from. I am a proud Wiradjuri girl who wants to see every Australian work together. Mary-Joan Partridge

My artwork is about Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians coming together to care for country. Ann Farrell

My artwork is about 3 different coloured hands reaching up to touch Australia. Around the hands is dot painting with Earth colours. Up the top are words that say racism and littering with a cross through them. Talia Baker

Reconciliation means …that we as Australians can come together as one and not forget about what happened in the past because it can’t be

Artists: Kaydence Duke, Talia Baker – Year 5 and Mary-Joan Partridge, Ann Farrell – Year 6

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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.