• Audience
    Secondary school, Primary school
  • Curriculum area
    History, Geography, Modern history, First Nations studies
  • Resource type
    Exhibition discoveries

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Exhibition discoveries help students develop historical or scientific inquiry skills through connecting with key objects or specimens on display in exhibitions. Students are encouraged to discuss and share ideas about the items using the questions provided.


Learn about fascinating objects and artworks from all over Indigenous Australia and the first-hand stories of the impacts of colonisation on Aboriginal communities. Bayala Nura means ‘yarning country’ in the local Sydney language and celebrates the vibrant, living diversity of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Use our exhibition discovery to help your students engage with the content.


Connect – Use the map to find the objects. Encourage students to look closely at the objects and connect with what they see, think and feel. Read nearby text panels or touchscreens for extra information.

Share – Facilitate opportunities for students to share and discuss their ideas about the objects using the discovery questions to help them.

Reflect – Ask students to reflect on their findings from each display. We suggest you share ideas and findings as a whole group to help refine key messages and learning outcomes.



How to use

Click and print

Download and print the exhibition discovery PDF before you visit the Museum. They can be used as they are or cut up and distributed amongst your group. The cards can be done in any order, and students can work individually or in small groups. No pens or pencils are needed.

OR

Tap and swipe

Tap on an image below and use your mobile device to swipe through the pictures, prompts and map.


Primary school



Secondary school