ACU staff can benefit from building relationships and working in a positive manner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities organisations.
The following lists have been developed so that university staff can contact local First Peoples in the vicinity of their university campus. Organisations are State specific and are collated under service delivery areas such as health, education, culture etc. Working with Aboriginal people and communities can improve our knowledge and understanding of the diverse cultural dynamics that exist within local Indigenous communities.
Building relationships with First Peoples employed by these organisations can assist our university with specific cultural knowledges, placement of our students or advice regarding local ways of knowing, being and doing.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a rich history in Australia. This timeline confirms what Aboriginal people have always known, that they are the world’s oldest continuous living culture. The lives of Australia’s First Peoples has been affected by what has happened prior to and since the Europeans arrived.
This timeline outlines in detail those significant and other events that have had both positive and negative impacts upon Australia’s First Peoples and communities. It is hoped that ACU staff can use this in their teaching as well as to develop their own knowledge and understanding of significant events that have occurred within Australia.