This unit features Australian literature, including the oral narrative traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, as well as the contemporary literature of these two cultural groups, and classic and contemporary world literature.
European discovery of Australia
The most significant exploration of Australia in the 17th century was by the Dutch. It was around this time the Dutch East India Company was trading with islands that now make up Indonesia.Janszoon.
A–Z of Australian Stories
Australian Stories has over 200 articles about Australia's history and culture covering themes such as Australian identity, history, Indigenous culture, music and performance, natural environment, and the visual arts and crafts.
To read stories, go to: http://www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-stories/a-z-of-australian-stories