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Ellie Laing, Adam Goodes and David Hardy
Ellie Laing, Adam Goodes and David Hardy. Image: Alex Vaughan, 2021

Somebody's Land: Artist Talk

with Adam Goodes, Ellie Laing and David Hardy

Join Adam, Ellie and David for an exciting talk about this new work, looking at their inspirations for developing this book, their creative process and their journeys as storytellers. 

One session on Wednesday 1 December 2021 & On Demand

 

One session on Wednesday 1 December at 10.30am

The talk is available on demand until Wednesday 15 December.

Suitable for Years K - 3

 

This program is recommended for Early Stage 1 - Stage 2.

This event is free for Australian schools

 

All digital programs are free to Australian schools and can be viewed via a private YouTube link. Terms and conditions apply. Fees apply for all international bookings.

If you are unable to proceed with your booked session, please email us at creativelearning@sydneyoperahouse.com at least two days prior. Bookers who fail to attend their booked sessions without providing notice may be barred from further bookings.

For full details, please contact our Creative Learning team at creativelearning@sydneyoperahouse.com or 02 9250 7770. 

This program runs for approximately 45 mins

 

Program duration is a guide only and may be subject to change.

Curriculum links

 

English, HSIE

"This book is a reflection of me. I’m incredibly hopeful. I choose to be positive, to help us heal as a nation."

Adam Goodes

Find out more...

Explore Australia's past

"Welcome to Our Country" is a collaboration between Adnyamathanha and Narungga man Adam Goodes (former Australian Rules footballer, Australian of the Year in 2014 and co-founder of the GO Foundation), political advisor and former journalist Ellie Laing, and Barkindji illustrator David Hardy.

The first book in the series, Somebody’s Land was released in Australia on Tuesday 2 November and introduces readers to the term ‘terra nullius’, a Latin term meaning ‘nobody’s land’ – applied to the colonisation of Australia by white settlers. The book invites children and their families to imagine themselves in Australia’s past, to feel the richness of our First Nations’ history, and to acknowledge that our country was never terra nullius.

Click here to purchase and learn more about Somebody's Land

Students will have the opportunity to submit pre-recorded questions for this digital talk. All questions are to be submitted to the Sydney Opera House by Wednesday 24 November. Further instructions on how to record and submit a question will be sent to you upon booking.

Somebody's Land book cover

 

Presented by Sydney Opera House and Allen & Unwin.

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Frequently Asked Questions - On Demand Programs

What equipment do I need?

All you need is an internet connection! Schools can connect through Youtube in an internet browser however works best for your students (as a classroom or on individual computers.)

If you require technical assistance with your video conferencing facilities, contact your schools’ tech support or alternatively contact our Creative Learning team on 02 9250 7770. 

How do I book?

Click on the link for your preferred session time. If it is the first time you have used DART Connections you will be required to set up a username and password. 

Please note that DART connections is the booking platform for all of our sessions and you will need to book here even if you are not a NSW or DET school.

Once your booking has been confirmed, our team will be in touch with relevant dial in details and to address any technical questions you may have.

What if I can’t book in for the session I want?

Our interactive workshops have limited spaces and do often book out. However it is always a good idea to contact creativelearning@sydneyoperahouse.com if you can’t book in for your preferred session as sometimes we are able to make rearrangements to fit you in. 

Many of our Author Talks and pre-recorded workshops are also available on demand after their original live-streaming to provide more flexibility in your school day! 

What if I need to change or cancel my booking?

Should you discover that the time or date you have previously booked is not suitable, please contact Sydney Opera House Creative Learning on 02 9250 7770 or creativelearning@sydneyoperahouse.com and we will try our best to accommodate you.

How can I prepare my class for their session?

Once your booking is confirmed, our Creative Learning team will send you an email with all the details to prepare for your session. To ensure your students get the most out of the experience, a Teachers’ Resource Pack is available for most programs (see the top of the page). We recommend using these resources in advance of your digital excursion.

How many students can I have participate in the one group? 

As the program is non-interactive, you can book for as many students as you like - a whole school booking of 500 or a single home learner - all are welcome and can be accommodated! 

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