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Content description VCHHK106

History / Levels 7 and 8 / Historical Knowledge / Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures
Content description
The significant beliefs, values and practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures including trade with other communities, causes and effects of warfare, and death and funerary customs
  1. inviting a local elder to conduct a smoking ceremony and Welcome to Country
  2. explaining why different language and tribal groups have different beliefs. Compare and contrast their understandings of creation beings, ancestral beings, and totemic beings
  3. explaining the purpose of ceremonies of initiation of boys and girls and funeral ceremonies
  4. identifying reasons for trade between tribes and explain that trading via overland pathways and songlines was a method of sharing resources and a form of social control and law, respect for others boundaries, marriage arrangements, sharing the Dreaming, songs, rituals and settling disputes
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