Webquest Australia and Aborigines


Go to this website and answer the following questions


  1. Who was said to be the stolen generation? Sum up what happened.

  2. Where were the children raised?

  3. What sort of education did they receive?

  4. What about their culture?

  5. What problems did it result in?

  6. Give the date when Australia eventually apologized to the Aborigenes.

  7. Give the name of today’s Australian Prime Minister who actually delivered this speech. What are the words that please the Aborigines most? http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7242057.stm

  8. How was this speech received by Aborigines ? http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/7241980.stm

  9. Compare the income for the Australian population today and for the Aboriginal population. What problems does it result in? http://aboriginalrights.suite101.com/article.cfm/aboriginal_poverty_statistics


II-Aboriginal Culture.


  1. Aboriginal art. What is a “Yidaki” ?. Name 3 other Aboriginal arts.

  2. What is the basis of the Aboriginal culture?

  3. How is the Aboriginal society structured?

  4. What is “Uluru”? http://www.crystalinks.com/ayersrock.html

IV-Origin. (same website)

  1. When did Aborigines get 36% of their land back?

  2. What is Australia day for them?

  3. Give the date when Captain Cook took possession of the East coast of Australia.

  4. What diseases did Europeans bring with them?