The MATSITI 2015 Career Dreaming Schools Calendar is now available and will be distributed to a range of schools, education units, Indigenous education advocates, career advisers and communities. The calendar is an initiative of MATSITI, to promote teaching and other career options for Indigenous people.
The calendar is intended to be used as a practical learning resource for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies in schools and universities. It includes examples of significant cultural dates and events for Indigenous Australia, as well as national public holidays and school term dates.
Download a copy of the calendar as a PDF file (9MB) or contact and we will post a B2 size calendar to you.
Also check out the MATSITI digital calendar to view on your favourite device.
For more information about Indigenous weather knowledge visit: http://www.bom.gov.au/iwk/climate_culture/index.shtml
For additional information about Australian school term dates visit: http://www.australia.gov.au/topics/australian-facts-and-figures/school-term-dates
A big thankyou to NSW Department of Education and Communities for image contributions.
- January 19th – Big Golden Guitar Tamworth, Rod Edwards, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Big_GoldenGuitar_Tamworth.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Big_GoldenGuitar_Tamworth.jpg. CC-BY-SA-2.5
- February 13th – Healing Garden Stebonheath Park SA. Courtesy of City of Playford. All Rights Reserved.
- February 18th – Didgeridoo, Graham Crumb, http://gallery.imagicity.com/vila-didgeridoo-player-1.jpg. CC-BY-SA-3.0
- March 5th – International women day in Egypt, Al Jazeera English, https://www.flickr.com/photos/32834977@N03/5509882454. CC-BY-SA-2.0
- April – Samantha Harris at the The Ivy Ballroom in Sydney, Eva Rinaldi. http://www.flickr.com/photos/evarinaldiphotography/8192073920. CC-BY-SA-2.0
- May 12th – Classroom for photos for the first day of the NAPLAN tests, Indooroopilly State School, Photo by Steve Pohlner / Newsphotos, http://www.newsphotos.com.au/C.aspx?VP3=SearchResult&VBID=2KE7RTHLV1IN&SMLS=1&RW=1920&RH=941
- May 26th – Sorry – On Australia Day, Spud Murphy, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sorry_-_On_Australia_Day.jpg. CC-BY-SA-2.0
- May 27th – National Reconciliation Week. Courtesy of Reconciliation Australia. All Rights Reserved.
- June 3rd – Eddie Mabo, Mrs Fernandez, http://thefez6.wix.com/eddie-mabo-webquest#!__gallery. CC-BY-SA-2.0
- June 5th – Sturt Desert Pea. Courtesy of Lisa Lawton. All Rights Reserved.
- June 19th – Australia: Aboriginal Culture 015, Steve Evans, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Australia-_Aboriginal_Culture_015.jpg. CC-BY-SA-2.0
- July 5th – Celebrating NAIDOC Week, http://www.naidoc.org.au/celebrating-naidoc-week
- July 31st – Aboriginal Dancer, Graham Crumb, http://gallery.imagicity.com/vila-fest-napuan-2011-48.jpg. CC-BY-SA-3.0
- August 22nd – Cover of 16th edition of Seven Little Australians – an Australian novel by Ethel Turner, first published in 1894. 16th edition 1912. Book illustrations by J. MacFarlane, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:SevenLittleAustralians16thEdnCvr.jpg. CC-PD-Mark
- August 24th – Australian Desert. Courtesy of Lisa Lawton. All Rights Reserved.
- September 5th – Golden Grove Football at One Tree Hill, David Cronin/ Newsphotos
- September 25th – Cathy Freeman, Jason Pini, http://www.flickr.com/photos/106853342@N04/10693160874. CC-BY-SA-2.0
- October 3rd – Cyril Riolo, Jack, http://www.territorioscuola.com/wikipedia/en.wikipedia.php?title=File:Cyril_Rioli_by_Jack.jpg, CC-BY-SA-2.0
- October 5th – Close-up of a blue-eyed koala, Koala Soph, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:FrankieakaLogan.jpg. Wikimedia Commons.
- November 11th – Poppy png, Jeanmaryanne, http://jeanmaryanne.deviantart.com/art/Poppy-png-386584186. CC-BY-SA-3.0
- November 21st – Surfers Paradise Beach, MCaviglia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surfers_Paradise,_Queensland#mediaviewer/File:SurfersParadiseBeach.jpg. CC-BY-SA-3.0
- November – Studio Workshop: Corroboree Sydney, Daniel Boud; Destination NSW – http://images.destinationnsw.com.au/site/welcome.me. All Rights Reserved.
- December 22nd – Men’s Native Title Painting, Spinifex Arts Community Collection, http://johncurtingallery.curtin.edu.au/exhibitions/archive/2012.cfm