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My People
Oodgeroo Noonuccal

A collection of poetry and prose originally published in 1970 that critically reflects the past, present and future of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia. The lines of Oodgeroo – also known as Kath Walker – problematise Australia’s colonial history, demand for Aboriginal rights, respect, justice and offer hope and reconciliation.

The poems and speeches are accessible for intermediate learners and can serve as a starting point for a classroom debate on equality, Aboriginal rights and racism in a unit on Australia. As the poems touches upon ethical, historical and political topics an interdisciplinary teaching project with Ethics, History, Politics and Social Science is possible.

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Critical edition

Noonuccal, Oodgeroo. My People. Wiley, 2007. 120 pp., ISBN 9780731407408

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  • Beyond the US and the UK
  • Democratic and political education
  • Explores historical contexts
  • Intercultural perspectives
  • Interdisciplinary or cross-curricular teaching
  • Silenced voices