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Mickey of Ulladulla

Key inquiry question #1: 
What do the drawings of Mickey of Ulladulla tell us about how life changed for Aboriginal people as a result of British colonisation?

Student activities

Task no. 1

Source Analysis

  1. Read the key inquiry question
  2. Working in pairs, analyse the drawings of Mickey of Ulladulla in sources 1 to 3.
  3. Identify and record evidence of continuity of traditional Aboriginal life after contact with European settlers, e.g. traditional dance, body painting and decoration, hunting etc.
  4. Identify and record evidence of changes to Aboriginal life that resulted from contact with European settlers, e.g. fishing boat, clothing, houses, horses, pipe smoking, technology etc.
  5. Collect other relevant sources that relate to the inquiry question.
Scenes of Aboriginal life
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12. [Aboriginal dance], ca. 1860s - 1901
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Task no. 2

Research Report

  1. Develop inquiry questions to investigate the effects of colonisation on the Aboriginal people.
  2. Use sources 1 to 3 and any other sources you have collected that relate to the inquiry question.
  3. Construct a written explanation (600 words) supported by historical evidence that responds to the inquiry question.
  4. Include a reference list.