During the week we set up our library displays for National Reconciliation Week, 27 May – 3 June 2018. This year we also created a display for the school reception. Sourcing the information and artworks for the displays is always a stimulating experience. Our workbench was covered in texts and illustrations until we linked the pieces together to create a theme and exhibit an outstanding range of resources.
- Reconciliation historical theme featuring a timeline and background information from the Macmillan history resource book Indigenous Australians before and after British settlement. Stunning artwork by Bronwyn Bancroft Colours of Australia and Shapes of Australia; The Toast Tree by Corina Martin and Big Fella Rain by Beryl Webber both illustrated by Fern Martins and published by Magabala Books; an Aboriginal girl and Aboriginal Warrior doll.
- Art and storytelling displaying artworks from my personal collection, Animals around the Billabong by Mike Ingram, and Macmillian’s Year 4 History Anthology How People, Places and Environments Interact.
- Land and sea display showcasing First Australians by Carolyn Tate; Let’s Learn about Bush Tucker by Matthew Ingram; When I was little, like you by Mary Malbunka; Children of the Great Lake by Percy Trezise; a bark painting, and a traditional Aboriginal family doll set.
For information about National Reconciliation Week, a visit to the official website is a must.