Notes and activities

Tricked and kidnapped into servitude for the sugarcane farms of tropical Queensland, South Sea Islanders were first brought to Australia more than 150 years ago. Discover their stories of resilience through State Library collections and contemporary South Sea Islander artists.

Grade levels: Junior years, Middle years, Senior years

Subject areas: English, HASS, History, Geography

People looking at Islands exhibition

Islands draws on State Library’s rich collections to explore the stories of six Queensland islands through photographs, drawings, maps, objects and more.

Grade levels: Upper Primary, Lower Secondary, Secondary

Subject areas covered: HASS, Civics and Citizenship, Visual Art, History  

Resources contain content concerning the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait peoples.

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Explore the fascinating story behind the iconic Queen’s Baton for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Grade levels: Upper Primary, Lower Secondary, Secondary, Tertiary

Subject areas: HASS, Civics and Citizenship, Visual Art, History, Design

Resources contain content concerning the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait peoples.

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Unsung Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heroes from Queensland’s sporting world are celebrated in an inspiring showcase of images, memorabilia and digital stories.

Grade levels: Upper Primary, Junior Secondary, Upper Secondary

Subject areas: English, HASS, The Arts,

Resources contain content concerning the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait peoples.

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Learn about Yarrabah art and culture with engaging hands-on activities. Companion resources can be used by both educators and young people ages 13+.

Grade levels: Primary

Subject areas: HASS, Visual Art, History  

Resources contain content concerning the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait peoples.