AustLit produces and publishes:
- Information Trails
- Online Exhibitions
- Full Text articles and monographs
- Lesson plans and guides for using AustLit in teaching
Our trails and exhibitions are curated collections of AustLit content and other relevant material that provide insights into a specific field or area of studies. They are designed for teachers and others interested in Australian literature and storytelling.
Subject specific resources are set out in the tiles below: click a tile for more information and direct links to the content.
BlackWords, Australia's dataset for works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers, also includes a rich set of information trails and exhibitions.
Explore the trails at your leisure here.
Or you can navigate directly to a specific trail through the links below.
The section also includes a number of trails specific to the people of particular regions, which you can explore directly via the links below:
In 2015, BlackWords made available a series of essays written by Anita Heiss. Each is accompanied by a trail, available here:
The Children's Literature Digital Resource includes a rich collection of full-text early Australian children's literature. You can explore the entire research project here.
Or you can navigate directly to the exhibitions via the links below:
Here we have an expanding collection of resources relating to Australian drama and theatre.
A range of new theatre resources are coming in 2017... watch this space!
Copyright Agency has partnered with AustLit and a number of other organisations such as the AATE and ASAL to create Reading Australia to support the teaching of Australian literary texts.
This exhibition collects together information on early Australian films (from 1906 to 1944) available to watch via the Internet Archive. The exhibition's content includes the films themselves, AustLit records, and information gathered from Trove, and covers the following films:
See the exhibition here.
These exhibitions seek to explore different aspects of how the Great War was experienced by various facets of Australian culture from 1914 to the present day.
You can explore the exhibitions in their entirety on the World War I in Australian Literary Culture research page, available here.
Or you can navigate directly to a specific exhibition through the links below:
The Asylum Seeker Narratives research project has two main aims:
As part of meeting these aims, the project includes a number of information trails. You can access the project in its entirety here or navigate directly to one of the trails from the links below.
Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing (AACLAP) is a research project that explores the intersection of Asian and Australia: it investigates and records details of Australian children’s literature either set in Asia, works that contain Asian-Australian content or characters, works that represent Asian-Australian cultures and experiences, as well as hundreds of Australian works that have been translated into at least one Asian language.
The full collection of AACLAP Research and Learning Trails is available here.
Individual exhibitions are available directly via the links below.
This exhibition is a largely pictorial exploration of the material that Australian newspapers used to advertise home-grown films: from publicity stills to pictorial advertisements to portraits of leading ladies.
Explore the exhibition here.
The Writer in Australian Television History was a project that aimed to create detailed records for around 300 scripts from seminal Australian television and radio programs. The enhanced records are accompanied by exhibitions on (currently) Homicide and Division 4.
Explore the entire research project here, or jump straight to one of the exhibitions via the links below.
A broad-reaching exhibition that aims to give an overview of the way in which Australian writers have adapted materials for the screen and from the screen. Includes sections on Australians working in the US and the UK, silent films, adaptations of Australian material in other countries, television and adaptation, and frequently adapted works.
Begin exploring the exhibition here.