• Islamic Museum of Australia

    Online Education Portal

    Discover, Explore, Learn.

  • HAYAKAL AL NOOR

    Bodies of Light

    An immersive experience by Narjis Mizra

    24 March - 9 July 2022
  • 'Testing the Boundaries:
    Don't Read, Just Feel.'

    by Dr. Fatemah Alqahtani

    Mini Exhibition.

  • Islamic Museum of Australia

    Online Education Portal

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  • ISLAMIC FAITH

    Learn about the foundations of Islamic faith

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    Discover how everyday Muslims have contributed to civilisation

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    Explore the experiences of Muslim artists

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  • AUSTRALIAN MUSLIM HISTORY

    Learn about the long standing contributions of Muslims in Australian history

AUSTRALIAN MUSLIM HISTORY

Muslim fishermen from Makassar, in southern Sulawesi, Indonesia, began making their annual visits to Australia in the early 1700s. This is perhaps the first known Australian Muslim connection.

  • In the 19th century, men from India, Pakistan and Afghanistan were imported to Australia and became known collectively as ‘Afghans’ or ‘Ghans’. These expert camel handlers were essential to the development of the nation.
  • During the 20th century, the Australian economy needed migrant workers. Consequently, people from Turkey, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lebanon and many other Asian Middle Eastern and African countries migrated to Australia.
  • This gallery showcases the rich history and valuable contributions of Muslims in Australia.
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online resources

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Connected Histories - Assessment Planning Sheet A planning sheet resource to prepare students to complete their assessment task for the Connected Histories unit. Curriculum Links: ACHASSI074, ACHASSK086
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Connected Histories Assessment Rubric A performance rubric designed for the Connected Histories package - targeted for Grade 3-4. Curriculum Links: ACHASSK086, ACHASSK093, ACHASSI074, ACHASSI076
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Pearlers in Broome - Discussion Questions Three posters to prompt student discussions, reflecting on learning from the previous lesson. Designed as a tool for teachers to ascertain information retention of students. Curriculum Links: ACHASSK050, ACHASSI059
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Pearlers in Broome A PPT resources to support teachers in exploring the history of the Pearlers in Broome.

Curriculum Links: ACHASSK063, ACHASSK046, ACHASSK050
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Exploring Sources A PPT resource to help teachers unpack the different types of history sources. Designed to be used in connection with gallery content and the Cameleer Source Comparison worksheet. Curriculum Links: ACHASS1055, ACHASS1079
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Cameleers in Australia A PPT resource to support teachers of junior years explore who the Cameleers were and how they came to Australia. Curriculum Link ACHASSK093, ACHASSK086
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Cameleer - Test Your Knowledge A cut and paste activity that asks students to match questions with the correct answers.
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Perahu Boat Origami Activity An instruction sheet on how to create a paper boat using origami techniques.
Free

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