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Griffith University School of Education and Professional Studies Griffith University would like to acknowledge the important role of the PLC3 cluster schools in generating questions that informed the video content. These Gold Coast educators were curious about how to respectfully embed Kombumerri histories and culture sensitively into the classroom.

Now educators can utilise their professional expertise to embed this knowledge into unit planning relevant to their year level, learning area and school context. Likewise, Griffith University aims to incorporate these perspectives into teaching practices and increase awareness and appreciation of local cultural knowledge and recognise the Kombumerri people’s custodianship of the land on which our Gold Coast campus is located.

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Q#Enquiry Questions related to Technologies

What shelters do Indigenous people make and use?

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How did Indigenous people communicate over long distances before technology (instead of email/phone/text)?

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Did the Kombumerri children play with toys and what were they made from?


Which plant materials or animal products were available to the Kombumerri people that assisted them in the creation of clothing, tools and other items? (types of trees used in this area)

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What were the main implements use for hunting and gathering? Were the Kombumerri people assisted by other animals in the hunting process?

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How did the Kombumerri people transport food, water and belongings when moving from place to place?

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What did the Kombumerri people eat? How did they grow it, gather it, harvest it? Who prepared the food?

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Video titles relevant to Technologies

The video content has been provided by Uncle Graham Dillon, his three grandchildren: Max Dillon, Justine Dillon, and Emerald Brewer; and his two great nieces: Tess Blundell and Madeleine Pugin. All contributors are members of an extended family network and descendants of Andrew and Jenny Graham. The knowledge and stories shared by these contributors have been passed down through generations of families and provide insight into how Country has always been a place of teaching, research and learning for Kombumerri people. While Griffith University and the Department of Education acknowledge that Kombumerri people own the Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property contained in the videos, they understand that versions of the knowledge and stories shared in the videos may vary from that of others within the broader Kombumerri community.

1.How to Tell What is in Season
4.Significant Totems and Symbols
10.Caring for Land
11.Plant Resources
13.More Natural Resources
15.The Story of Javreen (Jabreen)
38.Hunting Grounds
46.How the Kombumerri Communicated
49.What Shelters did the Kombumerri Make and Use