Australian Museum celebrates NAIDOC Week 2020 Image: Australian Museum
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Always Was, Always Will Be recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years. We are spiritually and culturally connected to this country. Always Was, Always Will Be acknowledges that hundreds of Nations and our cultures covered this continent. All were managing the land - the biggest estate on earth - to sustainably provide for their future.

NAIDOC Week 2020 acknowledges and celebrates that our nation's story didn't begin with documented European contact. The very first footprints on this continent were those belonging to First Nations peoples. For us, this nation's story began at the dawn of time. NAIDOC 2020 invites all Australians to embrace the true history of this country - a history which dates back thousands of generations.

This video conference will be held online via Zoom. After submitting your booking request, an email will be sent with your confirmed session details and the Zoom link.

Season dates: 2 November - 11 December 2020

Year level/stage: Stages 2 - 3

Days: Monday to Thursday

Times: 12pm, 1pm and 2pm

Maximum number of students per session: 30

Stage 2


EN2-1A Communicates in a range of informal and formal contexts by adopting a range of roles in group, classroom, school and community contexts.
EN2-7B Identifies and uses language forms and features in their own writing appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts.


GE2-3 Examines different perceptions about the management of places and environments.


HT2-1 Identifies celebrations and commemorations of significance in Australia and in the world.
HT2-5 Applies skills of historical inquiry and communication.


ST2-2VA Demonstrates a willingness to engage responsibly with local, national and global issues relevant to their lives, and shaping sustainable futures.

Stage 3


GE3-2 Explains interactions and connections between people, place and environments.


HT3-3 Identifies change and continuity and describes the causes and effects of change on Australian society.
HT3-4 Describes and explains the struggles for rights and freedoms in Australia, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.


ST3-2VA Demonstrates a willingness to engage responsibly with local, national and global issues relevant to their lives and to shaping sustainable futures.

To connect your classroom to the Australian Museum via video conference you will need:

  • A reliable internet connection
  • A camera and microphone connected to your device
  • A device with a display, e.g. Laptop, Chromebook, iPad, Desktop

For a whole class or group connecting together you will also need:

  • A projector or screen connected to your device
  • Working speakers connected to your device. Make sure they are switched on and the volume is up

If connecting on individual devices you will need:

  • Working speakers or headphones connected to your device. Make sure they are switched on and the volume is up.

The simplest way to connect is through a direct connection using Zoom via Aarnet. The connection does not require any software to be downloaded, but does require a computer (PC or Mac) with an internet connection, a webcam, and a microphone.

The Zoom connection to the Australian Museum is secure and private.

After confirming your school’s booking you will receive an instructional email, that will contain the link to the Zoom room and the passcode required to enter the room. Click on the link to open the connection in your chosen web browser. Zoom will automatically activate your device’s camera and microphone.

If your school is unable to connect using the above methods, contact us to discuss other options for connecting with the Museum by emailing