Mickey of Ulladulla

Topic: The Australian colonies
Student activity

This is the student activity 1 of 2 of the The world of Mickey of Ulladulla learning activity.

Task No. 1

Mickey of Ulladulla

Scenes of Aboriginal life

Using the source below observe and identify the following in the drawing.

  • Mickey
  • Kangaroo
  • Wallaby
  • Lyre bird
  • Echidna
  • Koala
  • Goanna
  • Possum
  • Snake
  • Horse
  • Dog
  • Men fishing
  • Different types of fish
  • Sharks
  • Objects introduced by Europeans

Look closely at Mickey's drawing and answer the questions:

  • Mickey drew himself in the scene. Which one is Mickey? How do you know?
  • Mickey drew a variety of native animals in the scene. Write down the names of the animals you can see.
  • What are the men in the boat doing? How do you know?
  • How many different types of fish can you see in the water? Find two human-made objects in Mickey's drawings that were introduced to Australia by Europeans.
  • Explain how they would have made an impact on Mickey and the life of Aboriginal people in the Ulladulla area.