This resource is designed to generate informed discussion about, and creative responses to, the cultural, ecological, historical and contemporary significance of sites of tremendous importance to Queensland.
The sandstone cliffs of the Carnarvon Ranges in remote central Queensland are home to ancestral spirits and ancient cave art. Traditional custodians from the Bidjara and Garingbal peoples have strong connections to the Carnarvon Ranges, although the site holds an important place within the histories of many Aboriginal language groups.
Early European settlers found shelter within the caves, grasslands and waterways of this precious habitat. The legacy of white land ownership forever changed the terrain of the region.
An oasis and a site of eternal significance in the centre of Queensland, the Carnarvon Ranges are a source of inspiration and a reminder about the challenges of preservation and sustainability.
Known as Indigenous Parliament by the local Bunya People’s Aboriginal Corporation, the Bunya Mountains (Boobarran Ngummin) hold cultural significance for Aboriginal people as the site of an ancient seasonal gathering. The great Bunya Nut harvest occurred over three year cycles, bringing together language groups from as far south as Northern Victoria and as far north as Central Queensland.
Princess K’gari (Paradise) created, fell in love with and then found her eternal rest on Hervey Bay. The World heritage-listed Fraser Island was given the colonial name after British woman Eliza Fraser. Fraser was nurtured by the Badtjala people of K’gari following the shipwreck of the brig Stirling Castle that her husband Captain James Fraser had run aground, en route from Sydney to Singapore in 1836.
The Art as Exchange (AasEx) resources are designed to be used as case studies for the authentic arts learning experiences at the core of units 1 and 2 in the Queensland Senior Visual Art curriculum.
The resources are intended to demonstrate the benefits of learning about:
Recommended use of the Art as Exchange resources: