New Aussie texts

17 Oct

When we think of Australian texts, it is very easy to veer towards the classics: Furphy’s Such is Life, Lindsay’s Picnic at Hanging Rock, and poetry by Paterson.

However, as flagged previously (here and here), it is so much more than that.  As part of a year of Australian texts, I would like to introduce my students to at least one web series.  One web series I could show students is ‘Black As‘.  Like Bush Mechanics, it is about a journey through the outback in a worse for wear ute.

‘Black As’ also has potential has a related text for Distinctive Voices.  In this text, Indigenous languages are used, and subtitled in English.  This choice symbolises the improvements in terms of society’s willingness to engage with Aboriginal voices.

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