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Reconciliation Week – Country (Early Stage 1, Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3)

  29-May-2024      10:00AM
Live Event
29
May

Join award winning authors Aunty Fay Muir and Sue Lawson as we celebrate Reconciliation Week! Hear Aunty Fay and Sue read their latest picture book Country, as well as answer questions.


ACTIVITY OUTLINE:

Students will have the opportunity to hear Boon Wurrung and Wamba Wamba Elder, Aunty Fay Muir and Sue Lawson read their latest collaboration Country. They will gain an insight into their writing process, hear about other picture books they have collaborated on, what it’s like being a published author, and get a sneak peek at another soon to be released book Always Was, Always Will Be!

Country is published by Wild dog Books.

Country is central to so much of
First Nations Culture. It is past, present,
future. Storytelling and song.
Country is all of us. Country is you.

Take a walk on Country. A delightful exploration of everything Country is.


IS THIS A FREE EVENT? Yes


BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Museum of Australian Democracy


SPECIAL GUESTS:

Aunty Fay Muir

Aunty Fay is a Senior Boon Wurrung and Wamba Wamba Elder, First Nations’ community leader and Koori Court Elder.

She is a Boon Wurrung and Wemba Wemba Language Specialist and works as a prison educator in First Nation languages and a creative language revival consultant and collaborator.

Aunty Fay is also a mentor, author and educator. Aunty Fay provides cultural guidance to students and teachers at all levels of the Victorian Education system, providing cultural and curriculum advice. She has also contributed Boon Wurrung Language to 40 songs in the Earth Song Cycle.

Sue Lawson

Award-winning author Sue Lawson is passionate about encouraging young people’s love of writing and reading.

Her books, including Pan’s Whisper and Freedom Ride, are recognised for the sensitive way they explore the exciting and heartbreaking complexities of adolescence.

A former teacher and journalist, Sue spent nearly 20 years in radio, working for both ABC and commercial stations. She currently writes full-time, runs workshops, author talks and facilitates literary interviews and festivals.

In her spare time, she hangs out at stationery stores, follows AFL footy and listens to music.

Event Details

Date & Time

  29-May-2024    10:00AM   + Google Calendar  + iCal Export

Event Type

Live Event - Scheduled

Delivery Platform

Zoom

Duration

45 Minutes

Price

Free

Curriculum

Primary

Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

Aboriginal Culture and History

Other KLAs

English » Making meaning through responding and composing » Reading and Viewing

HSIE » History

Will This Event Be Recorded?

Yes

The recording is available for two weeks after the event.

If you have any questions regarding the recorded content please contact the provider.

Name: Digital Excursions

Phone: 02 6270 8282

Email: [email protected]

Joining The Event

Technology and Materials Requirements

This digital experience requires access to a stable internet connection and access to Zoom.

If you have any queries please contact the provider

Name: Digital Excursions

Phone: 02 6270 8282

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.moadoph.gov.au/learning/

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