AustLit

AustLit is a primary resource for teachers and students of Australian literature, theatre, film, television, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies.



Welcome to AustLit for Schools. Here we have brought together the most useful resources and publications for teachers, students, and librarians at primary and secondary schools.
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What We Provide

Essential Resources

Essential Resources

Suggestions, support and opportunities for using AustLit in teaching across English, Drama, and the Arts.

Teaching with BlackWords

Teaching with BlackWords

Information and resources to assist teachers embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in the classroom.

Professional Learning

Professional Learning

AustLit offers a number of ways to learn and develop professionally, including Professional Development events.

The Australian Curriculum

The Australian Curriculum

AustLit is a recommended resource on the Australian Curriculum website.

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Support for Learning Areas

Support for Learning Areas

This section provides support and additional resources for Australian Curriculum and State Education Authorities' recommended text lists.

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Our Suggestions for Classroom Study

Our Suggestions for Classroom Study

Here we provide our own recommendations for study, and resources to support these texts, including fantasy, drama and BlackWords.

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Using Bibliographic Data

Using Bibliographic Data

Learn how to search, use and teach with bibliographic data in the classroom.

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Reading Australia

Copyright Agency has developed Reading Australia to make significant Australian literary works more readily available for teaching in schools and universities. Find these resources in AustLit.

The Anthology of Criticism

The Anthology of Criticism is designed to support the teaching of Australian literature at both secondary and tertiary levels.

Writing Disability in Australia

Writing Disability in Australia aggregates writing on disability in AustLit into a searchable index, with the aim of drawing attention to the ways in which Australian writers have represented disability.

The Picture Book Diet

The Picture Book Diet is a research project identifying representations of food and food practices in contemporary Australian picture books.

Our Curated Content





Large scale content curation projects are available in AustLit via Research Datasets, Exhibitions and Information Trails. They are relevant to teachers wanting to broaden their knowledge base on Australian Literature.
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Asian-Australian Children

Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing

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The AustLit Australian Drama Archive

The AustLit Australian Drama Archive

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Children

Children's Literature and the Environment

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CLDR

Children's Literature Digital Resources

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Contemporary Settler Literature

Contemporary Settler Literature

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Diversity in Australian Speculative Fiction

Diversity in Australian Speculative Fiction

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Shakespeare for Australian Young Adults

Shakespeare for Australian Young Adults

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World War I in Australian Literary Culture

World War I in Australian Literary Culture

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