Oodgeroo Noonuccal's poem "Municipal Gum" is about a displaced Australian aborigine. Learn more about the culture of these indigenous people at this site written entirely by Aboriginal people. Explore the links and view the gallery of aboriginal art. Then select one of the pieces, describe its physical appearance, and explain how it relates to the overall message of the poem.
Culture on the Net
Delve into the culture of New Zealand's Maori people at this
site. Click on History, then scroll to "Community Living"
and select communal buildings. The Wharenui is more
than a meeting place; it is a symbol of Maori ancestors. Imagine
stepping into the building as part of a group of villagers.
Describe the symbolism of the building as you make your way
inside. Use your journal to record your thoughts.