We listen and learn from First Nations people to help non-Indigenous Australians build a greater awareness of our shared history and it’s ongoing impact, gain a deeper respect for First Nations perspectives, and help pave the way for meaningful actions for an Australia together.
"As part of a team of cultural consultants and reviewers. My role consists of working closely with the writers to ensure all resources are of the highest quality and ensure their accuracy, authenticity, and cultural appropriateness. This means that all teachers can use them in their classrooms with confidence knowing that these resources are fit for purpose."
Dr Aleryk Fricker Dja Dja Wurrung
We focus on teachers. They impact the learning and perspectives of the next generation. Our resources are created by applying the Australians Together Learning Framework and are developed with First Nations educators to ensure they are authentic and transformative. We provide:
"I saw a wound in our nation and knew that if healing was going to take place, a new chapter in our shared story had to be written."
Message from Stewart Bogle
In 2010, a good friend approached me with a big ambition – troubled by the injustice faced by many First Nations people, he wanted to see an end to the disconnect between First Nations people and non-Indigenous Australians. His concern prompted me to gain a better understanding of the disparity that exists. I knew I needed to go out and listen.
I saw a division in our nation at odds with our national values; a division I wasn’t proud of. As I heard stories of pain and injustice, I was confronted with my own ignorance about the true history of our country. I came to understand the part I’ve played in perpetuating the systems and beliefs at the heart of this injustice – a wound in the spirit of our nation – and realised that something needed to change.
The stories I was hearing needed to be shared, so that together we could change the narrative of this country. Out of this conviction, Australians Together was formed to share the stories that all Australians should know. Today, our growing team, partners and collaborators include Elders, Traditional Custodians, community leaders, academics and more.
Through the creation of curriculum resources and professional learning, we work alongside schools and teachers, recognising their powerful role in influencing, educating and inspiring the next generation. We aim to spark conversation about Australia’s shared story, and to shift the hearts and minds of all Australians, leading to meaningful and respectful actions that will ultimately begin to address the wound in the spirit of our nation.
Everyone has a part to play in bringing all of Australia together for a brighter future. Join us in the conversation and start writing a new chapter today!
Australians Together have become an integral part of the work we do within our schools across our Sandhurst DioceseMichael Chisholm Senior Aboriginal Education Officer