View Enquiry Questions related to The Arts and corresponding resources (below) or view resources by title further down the page.

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.

The Arts resources respond to the following Enquiry Questions –

Q#Enquiry Questions related to The Arts

Indigenous music and instruments and who is allowed to play them.

Corresponding resources –

Visual Arts – Where and why did Indigenous peoples make artworks? What were the symbols and what did the symbols mean?


Is there a particular art technique, colours or patterning that are specific to the Kombumerri people? (Are there any protocols surrounding Indigenous art?)


Which dances were significant to the Kombumerri people and where were these performed?


What is aesthetic for the Indigenous people? What is beauty? (hair, jewellery, art)


Video titles relevant to The Arts

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.

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