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UNIT PLAN

UNIT OVERVIEW

Year level 5&6

Created by Sarah Abotomey & Jacqui Wymond

Title of unit My Place - Australian indigenous land rights

2-3 sentence description of unit In this four week unit, students will investigate the traditional landowners of
(brief overview) Australia and the progression of landowners since 1778. This unit is used in
conjunction with Nadia Wheatley & Donna Rawlins’ picture book “My Place”, popular
Australian musician Paul Kelly’s song, “From Little Things Big Things Grow” and the
news article on ‘Overturning the Doctrine of Terra Nullius: The Mabo Case’ by
AIATSIS NTRU Mabo V Queensland. Through this investigation students will build on
their creative and structured writing skills, critical analysis and reading skills, and
oral literacy skills.
eaiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/docs/research-and-guides/native-title-
research/overturning-doctrine-terra%20nullius-the-mabo-case.pdf

Title & author of main text used Major text: Wheatley, N & Rawlins, D 1987, My Place, Walker books, Newtown,
NSW

My place is a text that unpacks Australian history. As, “Everyone is a part of


History, and every place has a story as old as the earth” (Wheatley & Rawlins,
2008, blurb)

Year 5:
Links to the English Curriculum Interacting with others:
Victorian curriculum Clarify understanding of content as it unfolds in formal and informal situations, connecting ideas to
students’ own experiences, and present and justify a point of view or recount an experience using
interaction skills (VCELY337)
Content Descriptions and/or Achievement
Standards Participate in and contribute to discussions, clarifying and interrogating ideas, developing and
supporting arguments, sharing and evaluating information, experiences and opinions, and use
interaction skills, varying conventions of spoken interactions according to group size, formality of
interaction and needs and expertise of the audience (VCELY366)

Examining Literature:
Recognise that ideas in literary texts can be conveyed from different viewpoints, which can lead to
different kinds of interpretations and responses (VCELT315)

Literature and context:


Identify aspects of literary texts that convey details or information about particular social, cultural and
historical contexts (VCELT313)

Interpreting, analysing, evaluating


Navigate and read imaginative, informative and persuasive texts by interpreting structural features,
including tables of content, glossaries, chapters, headings and subheadings and applying appropriate
text processing strategies, including monitoring meaning, skimming and scanning (VCELY318)

Use comprehension strategies to analyse information, integrating and linking ideas from a variety of
print and digital sources (VCELY319)

Analyse the text structures and language features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive
texts to meet the purpose of the text (VCELY320)

Text structure and organisation:


Understand that the starting point of a sentence gives prominence to the message in the text and
allows for prediction of how the text will unfold (VCELA321)

Expressing and developing ideas:

Understand how noun groups/phrases and adjective groups/phrases can be expanded in a variety of
ways to provide a fuller description of the person, place, thing or idea (VCELA324)

Understand the use of vocabulary to express greater precision of meaning, and know that words can
have different meanings in different contexts (VCELA325)

Creating texts:

Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive print and multimodal texts, choosing
text structures, language features, images and sound appropriate to purpose and audience
(VCELY329)
Reread and edit own and others’ work using agreed criteria for text structures and language features
(VCELY330)

Develop a handwriting style that is becoming legible, fluent and automatic (VCELY331)
Responding to literature

Use metalanguage to describe the effects of ideas, text structures and language features on particular
audiences (VCELT314)

Recognise that ideas in literary texts can be conveyed from different viewpoints, which can lead to
different kinds of interpretations and responses (VCELT315)

Texts in context
Show how ideas and points of view in texts are conveyed through the use of vocabulary, including
idiomatic expressions, objective and subjective language, and that these can change according to
context (VCELY317)
Use comprehension strategies to analyse information, integrating and linking ideas from a variety of
print and digital sources (VCELY319)

Understand the use of vocabulary to express greater precision of meaning, and know that words can
have different meanings in different contexts (VCELA325)

Language:

Understand how to move beyond making bare assertions and take account of differing perspectives
and points of view (VCELA335)

Participate in informal debates and plan, rehearse and deliver presentations for defined audiences and
purposes incorporating accurate and sequenced content and multimodal elements (VCELY338)

Year 6:
Literature:
Identify and explain how choices in language, including modality, emphasis, repetition and metaphor,
influence personal response to different texts (VCELT342)

Identify, describe, and discuss similarities and differences between texts, including those by the same
author or illustrator, and evaluate characteristics that define an author’s individual style (VCELT343)
Identify the relationship between words, sounds, imagery and language patterns in narratives and
poetry such as ballads, limericks and free verse (VCELT344)

Interpreting, Analysing, Evaluating

Use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse information and ideas, comparing content from
a variety of textual sources including media and digital texts (VCELY347)

Expressing and developing ideas:


Investigate how complex sentences can be used in a variety of ways to elaborate, extend and explain
ideas (VCELA350)

Creating Literature:

Experiment with text structures and language features and their effects in creating literary texts
(VCELT355)

Creating texts:

Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, choosing and experimenting
with text structures, language features, images and digital resources appropriate to purpose and
audience (VCELY358)

Reread and edit own and others’ work using agreed criteria and explaining editing choices
(VCELY359)

Develop a handwriting style that is legible, fluent and that can vary depending on context (VCELY360)
Text structure and organisation

Understand how authors often innovate on text structures and play with language features to achieve
particular aesthetic, humorous and persuasive purposes and effects (VCELA339)

Interpreting, analysing & evaluating


Use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse information and ideas, comparing content from
a variety of textual sources including media and digital texts (VCELY347)

Expressing & developing ideas:

Investigate how vocabulary choices, including evaluative language can express shades of meaning,
feeling and opinion (VCELA352)
Language for Interaction:

Understand the uses of objective and subjective language and bias (VCELA364)

Interacting with others


Participate in and contribute to discussions, clarifying and interrogating ideas, developing and
supporting arguments, sharing and evaluating information, experiences and opinions, and use
interaction skills, varying conventions of spoken interactions according to group size, formality of
interaction and needs and expertise of the audience (VCELY366)

Participate in formal and informal debates and plan, rehearse and deliver presentations, selecting and
sequencing appropriate content and multimodal elements for defined audiences and purposes, making
appropriate choices for modality and emphasis(VCELY367)

Links to ONE of the Cross-Curriculum This unit of work links to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and
Priorities in the Australian Curriculum Cultures (Victorian Curriculum Curriculum, 2017).

UNIT PLANNER (3 stages)

Stage 1: Front loading

Learning intentions & Learning activity description Assessment strategies Resources needed
curriculum links (dot points)
(Content Descriptions, with
codes)

● Predictions and analysis of cover art - Formative discussion ● Copy of My Place


Interacting with others: individually investigate the significance assessment. Mentally noting ● A3 photocopies
of the cover art which has not changed the contributions and depth of the cover art
Clarify understanding of over the thirty years since original of contributions from each for each student
content as it unfolds in formal publication.
and informal situations, ○ Emphasising the importance of student and the level of ● Devices with
connecting ideas to students’ the rip in the image understanding shown. internet
own experiences, and present ○ From individual/or partner connectivity
and justify a point of view or work, annotate an A3 copy of the Annotations on book cover
recount an experience using front and back covers of the photo copies can also be
interaction skills (VCELY337) book used as part of this informal
○ Some sample questions include: assessment of beginning
Participate in and contribute to ■ What can you see on the knowledge.
discussions, clarifying and cover of the book?
interrogating ideas, developing ■ What do the images
and supporting arguments, suggest about this book?
sharing and evaluating ■ What does the name
information, experiences and suggest about the book?
opinions, and use interaction ■ Predict what might
skills, varying conventions of happen in the book.
spoken interactions according ○ Discuss interpretations of the
to group size, formality of book and the different
interaction and needs and annotations to create a whole
expertise of the audience class analysis
(VCELY366) ○ Lesson could run for 50 minutes

Interacting with others: ● Research task - looking at the series of The presentation of research ● Copy of My Place
accolades and awards that the book has findings works as a ● A3 photocopies
Clarify understanding of received, research the set criteria that summative assessment on of the cover art
content as it unfolds in formal the book must meet. group and individual for each student
and informal situations, ■ Children’s Book Council research skills. Students will ● Devices with
connecting ideas to students’ of Australia Book of the present their work in an internet
own experiences, and present Year for Younger Readers informal presentation, connectivity
and justify a point of view or ■ The inaugural Eve outline which aspects of the
recount an experience using Pownall Award for task they undertook, and
interaction skills (VCELY337) Children’s Non-Fiction convey their understanding
■ White Raven Award through content delivered
Participate in and contribute to ■ Yabba Award and the answers to any
discussions, clarifying and ■ IBBY Honour Book questions.
interrogating ideas, developing ○ Research will be conducted in
and supporting arguments, small groups
sharing and evaluating
information, experiences and
opinions, and use interaction ○ Groups will present their
skills, varying conventions of knowledge and findings back to
spoken interactions according the class
to group size, formality of ○ Groups will also make a more
interaction and needs and educated prediction of the plot
expertise of the audience ○ Lesson could run for an hour and
(VCELY366) a half

Read text ● Copy of My Place


Question prior to reading:
■ What are we expecting to
find?
○ As a class read the novel aloud
○ Discussion of themes using
probing questions
■ What is significant about
this book?
■ How has the author
conveyed the themes?
■ Do we ‘own’ the land we
live on?
○ After the class read through,
students can read through the
book again individually at their
own pace, focusing on the
relevant illustrations.

Stage 2: Explicit teaching

Learning intentions & Learning activity description Assessment strategies Resources needed
curriculum links (dot points)
(Content Descriptions, with
codes)

Year 5: Guided reading: Students will be - Class set of My


Examining Literature: Introduction continuously assessed Place by
Recognise that ideas in literary 10 minutes throughout the guided Wheatley, N &
texts can be conveyed from Whole class: reading session based on Rawlins, D
different viewpoints, which can - Begin by recalling frontloading their contributions to
lead to different kinds of activities and briefly discussing discussions
interpretations and responses findings.
(VCELT315) - Include questions such as:
- What might the
Literature and context: significance of the title
Identify aspects of literary texts be?
that convey details or - What language do you
information about particular think might be used in
social, cultural and historical this text and why?
contexts (VCELT313) - Generally base questions
on students’ findings
Interpreting, analysing, from frontloading
evaluating activities.
Navigate and read imaginative, - Group students in groups of 2-8
informative and persuasive students based on ability. Mixed ability
texts by interpreting structural groups may be beneficial for this
features, including tables of activity.
content, glossaries, chapters, - Focus for the guided reading session is
headings and subheadings and to build understanding of the language
applying appropriate text used to engage with cultural aspects of
processing strategies, including the text.
monitoring meaning, skimming Elaboration
and scanning (VCELY318) 20 minutes
Students individually read the text silently.
Use comprehension strategies Teacher to circulate through the group
to analyse information, assisting students when required, prompting
integrating and linking ideas students to engage reading problem solving
from a variety of print and strategies when unsure.
digital sources (VCELY319)
Encourage students to “ask a friend” while
Analyse the text structures and reading if unsure of certain words if teacher is
language features used in otherwise occupied.
imaginative, informative and
persuasive texts to meet the Students who are less confident readers may
purpose of the text (VCELY320) be encouraged to focus on the start and end of
the book, skipping some of the middle section
as they will not be able to read the whole book
Year 6: independently. As the book has been read as a
Literature: whole class, students who do this should not
Identify and explain how miss out on content.
choices in language, including Practice
modality, emphasis, repetition Prompt students about the text in their small
and metaphor, influence groups, allowing them to individually make
personal response to different observations and contributions.
texts (VCELT342) Prompts to engage students in the idea of
culture in the text:
Identify, describe, and discuss - What type of text is “My Place”?
similarities and differences - What is the main idea of “My Place”?
between texts, including those - Is “My Place” relatable to us
by the same author or individually?
illustrator, and evaluate - What kind of words does the author use
characteristics that define an to show us that the place is important to
author’s individual style each character?
(VCELT343) - Did the book spark any questions for
you?
Identify the relationship - Were they answered within the text?
between words, sounds, - What was the importance of the
imagery and language patterns illustrations?
in narratives and poetry such as - What do the illustrations on the
ballads, limericks and free different pages tell us?
verse (VCELT344) - If we read the pages out of order, would
the story and illustrations be as
Interpreting, Analysing, meaningful?
Evaluating - What points of view do we hear in the
story?
Use comprehension strategies - How are the characters connected
to interpret and analyse within the story? Are they connected in
information and ideas, more than one way?
comparing content from a - What country does the “My Place” book
variety of textual sources link to? How does this relate to us?
including media and digital Review
texts (VCELY347) - Students are given 10 minutes to
discuss with their peers what is their
special place and any connections they
may have made with the story.

Literacy circles based on text Literacy will be assessed by ● Set of literacy


○ Class divided into smaller groups peers and self reflections. circle role
○ Groups are of mixed abilities Teachers will also govern the descriptions for
rather than streaming. activity by circulating the each group
○ Students will organise room and listening in on (appendix 2)
themselves into roles and different groups’ work. The ● Class set of my
conduct the roles they have individually created work place
taken. Roles: the summariser, will be taken as a summative
the question master, the literary assessment, and as such will
observer, the detective, the be marked by the teacher.
creator, the clarifier, the
connector and the director
(Appendix 2).
○ Students will individually do
their work for the rest of a lesson
and part of the following.
○ Groups will meet in the second
half of the following lesson to
share.
○ Students will self reflect on their
work and provide peer feedback.

Literacy will be assessed by ● A copy of the


Analysis of Indigenous land right texts peers and self reflections. lyrics to ‘From
(varying in type ie. Article on Eddie Mabo, Teachers will also govern the Little Thing Big
Paul Kelly’s – From Little Things Big Things activity by circulating the Things Grow’ -
room and listening in on Paul Kelly
Grow [Vincent Lingari]) - two lesson different groups work. The ● A copy of article
activity individually created work ● A copy of the text
○ Group reading and sharing on will be taken as a summative
key points from the different assessment, and as such will
texts be marked by the teacher.
○ Students have the choice
between:
■ Creating a biography of
an instrumental
individual in the fight for
Indigenous land rights
■ Providing a timeline and
summary of these
persons based on texts
○ Students are encouraged to
complete a detailed plan prior to
starting final copy.
○ Work is to be submitted at the
end of the second lesson for
teacher marking.
Year 5: ● Introduce the foundation knowledge of
Examining literature: letter writing
Recognise that ideas in literary ○ Introducing letters through
texts can be conveyed from questioning
different viewpoints, which can ■ What is the purpose of
lead to different kinds of letters?
interpretations and responses ■ Are letters still used
(VCELT315) today, if so how?
■ What has taken the place
Text structure and of letters?
organisation: ○ Analysing examples through
Understand that the starting comparison of different types
point of a sentence gives ○ Ascertaining and completing the
prominence to the message in correct formatting
the text and allows for
prediction of how the text will ● Time Capsules activity Work is swapped with ● Lined paper
unfold (VCELA321) ○ Introduce the concept of a time another student as a form of ● Parchment
capsule peer and then subsequent
Expressing and developing ○ Explain the activity self assessment. After this ● Replica time
ideas: ■ Writing a letter as a child process the teacher will take capsules
of their age living in up the work and note ● Construction
Understand how noun different decades (one corrections as students’ materials to
groups/phrases and adjective past and 2018) abilities in writing to the create items of
groups/phrases can be ■ Decades include the brief, but also as their the period
expanded in a variety of ways present 2018 and a past capabilities as an editor. If a
to provide a fuller description decade (picked randomly student is straying too far
of the person, place, thing or - should be enough for from the brief, the feedback
idea (VCELA324) one per decade since the teacher can provide at
1778) this point would work as a
Understand the use of ■ Students complete a formative assessment. At the
vocabulary to express greater letter to the future about conclusion of this phase, the
precision of meaning, and know the lifestyle and roles of final submission will work as
that words can have different children including an, a summative assessment.
meanings in different contexts explanation of items they
(VCELA325) would put in the time
capsule that are ‘from the
Creating texts: time periods’.
■ Individually students
Plan, draft and publish hand write an initial plan
imaginative, informative and for both letters - half a
persuasive print and lesson
multimodal texts, choosing text ■ Starting with one letter,
structures, language features, students start hand
images and sound appropriate writing a draft - one
to purpose and audience lesson
(VCELY329) ■ Students then pair up to
edit – swapping work
Reread and edit own and (half a lesson)
others’ work using agreed ■ Edited copy of work will
criteria for text structures and be taken up for teachers
language features (VCELY330) to gauge students work
level, and
Develop a handwriting style feedback/editing
that is becoming legible, fluent capabilities and
and automatic (VCELY331) knowledge
Year 6: ■ Final copy of their work
printed on parchment for
Expressing and developing time capsules and a
ideas: secondary copy collected
Investigate how complex into a class copy of work
sentences can be used in a for submission and for
variety of ways to elaborate, class to read.
extend and explain ideas
(VCELA350)

Creating Literature:

Experiment with text structures


and language features and their
effects in creating literary texts
(VCELT355)

Creating texts:

Plan, draft and publish


imaginative, informative and
persuasive texts, choosing and
experimenting with text
structures, language features,
images and digital resources
appropriate to purpose and
audience (VCELY358)

Reread and edit own and


others’ work using agreed
criteria and explaining editing
choices (VCELY359)

Develop a handwriting style


that is legible, fluent and that
can vary depending on context
(VCELY360)
Stage 3: Preparing & publishing/sharing a multimodal response

Learning intentions & Learning activity description Assessment strategies Resources needed
curriculum links (dot points)
(Content Descriptions, with
codes)
● Introduce the oral presentation: The presentations are a ● Marking rubric
Year 5:
○ Public discussion in a format summative assessment (Appendix 3)
Responding to literature similar to Q and A, on land right marked against the relevant
issues from the perspective of rubric. Students will also
Use metalanguage to describe different stakeholders evaluate their own work, and
the effects of ideas, text ○ Or, a debate on should their contribution to the
citizenship ceremonies be held overall presentation. This
structures and language
on Australia Day? mark they will have to justify
features on particular ■ Introduction will and it must be agreed upon
audiences (VCELT314) commence with either by the other members of the
watching an episode of Q group.
and A, or a video on the
Recognise that ideas in literary etiquette of debating
texts can be conveyed from ■ Students will then be
different viewpoints, which can guided about their group
and their topic/task
lead to different kinds of ■ Groups will be given time
interpretations and responses to plan, including:
(VCELT315) ■ brainstorming
ideas
■ creating order and
Texts in context sequence
Show how ideas and points of ■ defining relevant
stakeholders
view in texts are conveyed
■ Groups will draft their
through the use of vocabulary, two minute speeches
including idiomatic ■ Presentation will proceed
expressions, objective and at the final lesson of the
week.
subjective language, and that
these can change according to
context (VCELY317)
Use comprehension strategies
to analyse information,
integrating and linking ideas
from a variety of print and
digital sources (VCELY319)

Understand the use of


vocabulary to express greater
precision of meaning, and know
that words can have different
meanings in different contexts
(VCELA325)

Language:

Understand how to move


beyond making bare assertions
and take account of differing
perspectives and points of view
(VCELA335)

Participate in informal debates


and plan, rehearse and deliver
presentations for defined
audiences and purposes
incorporating accurate and
sequenced content and
multimodal elements
(VCELY338)

Year 6:

Text structure and


organisation

Understand how authors often


innovate on text structures and
play with language features to
achieve particular aesthetic,
humorous and persuasive
purposes and effects
(VCELA339)

Interpreting, analysing &


evaluating
Use comprehension strategies
to interpret and analyse
information and ideas,
comparing content from a
variety of textual sources
including media and digital
texts (VCELY347)
Expressing & developing
ideas:

Investigate how vocabulary


choices, including evaluative
language can express shades of
meaning, feeling and opinion
(VCELA352)

Language for Interaction:

Understand the uses of


objective and subjective
language and bias (VCELA364)

Interacting with others

Participate in and contribute to


discussions, clarifying and
interrogating ideas, developing
and supporting arguments,
sharing and evaluating
information, experiences and
opinions, and use interaction
skills, varying conventions of
spoken interactions according
to group size, formality of
interaction and needs and
expertise of the audience
(VCELY366)

Participate in formal and


informal debates and plan,
rehearse and deliver
presentations, selecting and
sequencing appropriate content
and multimodal elements for
defined audiences and
purposes, making appropriate
choices for modality and
emphasis(VCELY367)
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case, AIATSIS, retrieved 27 September 2017, < https://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/docs/research-and-guides/native-title-
research/overturning-doctrine-terra%20nullius-the-mabo-case.pdf>
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retrieved 29 September 2017, < http://www.myread.org/explicit.htm>
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http://www.literacysolutions.com.au/resources/literature-role-cards.php

- Kelly, P & Carmody, K 1993, From Little Things Big Things Grow, National Museum Australia, retrieved 28 September 2017,
<http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/from_little_things_big_things_grow/song_lyrics>
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List of Appendices
Appendix 1: Title & sample page of text
Appendix 2: Literacy circle roles. Resource collected from Literacy solutions: <http://www.literacysolutions.com.au>
Appendix 3: Marking rubric
Name:_________________________________________________ Group:_____________________________
Criteria Work was below the Work was toward the Work was at the Work was above the
standard standard standard standard

Overall Student read their speech. Speech Student read off cue cards. Speech Student relied on cue cards, but Student used cue cards as notes, but
did not follow the debate format. followed some of the debate made an effort to speak fluidly and also held eye contact with audience.
presentation Discussion did not take more than format. Discussion was not in naturally. Student mostly followed Student followed formal debate
style and one perspective. depth and only took the the formal debate format and formatting or that of a
competency perspective of a limited number engaged in deep discussion. comprehensive discussion.
of stakeholders.

Organisation of Team was disorganised. Team was somewhat organised. Team was organised. Roles/ As a team, the position was clear and
Roles/stakeholders were confused, Roles/stakeholders were not stakeholders were fairly clear and speeches flowed smoothly.
the and speeches did not make sense clear, speeches mostly flowed. speeches flowed. Time allocated Roles/stakeholders were defined
presentation with each other. Time allocated Time allocated was mostly used was used effectively. Most and conducted appropriately. Time
was not used wisely. No member effectively. Some members members contributed an allocated was used wisely and all
contributed an appropriate contributed an appropriate appropriate amount. members contributed equally.
amount. amount.

Understanding Students did not show an Students showed some Students showed an Students grappled with the topic in a
understanding of topic. Argument understanding of the topic. Some understanding of the topic. comprehensive manner.
of perspectives for the discussion/debate did not argument(s) tied to the topic of Argument(s) were relevant to the Argument(s) were tied to the topic
and the topic tie to the topic and were the discussion/debate, and were topic of the discussion/debate, and organised appropriately for the
unorganised. fairly organised. and were mostly organised. discussion/debate.

Written speech Student used no persuasive Student used a persuasive Student used some persuasive Student used persuasive techniques
techniques or evidence in their technique appropriately, and no techniques (with some success) effectively and appropriately in their
speech for the discussion/debate, evidence within their speech for and evidence appropriately in speech for the discussion/debate,
to persuade audience. the discussion/debate, to their speech for the accompanied by evidence to
persuade audience. discussion/debate, to persuade persuade audience.
audience.

Mark decided Student did not contribute to the Student contribute minimally to Student contributed to the overall Student was a reliable and successful
presentation. the presentation. success of the group. member of the group.
by group for the
individual

Overall mark:
Notes:

Appendix 4: From little things big things grow lyrics


Song lyrics
From Little Things Big Things Grow
by Paul Kelly and Kev Carmody
Gather round people I’ll tell you a story
An eight year long story of power and pride
’Bout British Lord Vestey and Vincent Lingiarri
They were opposite men on opposite sides
Vestey was fat with money and muscle
Beef was his business, broad was his door
Vincent was lean and spoke very little
He had no bank balance, hard dirt was his floor
From little things big things grow
From little things big things grow
Gurindji were working for nothing but rations
Where once they had gathered the wealth of the land
Daily the oppression got tighter and tighter
Gurindji decided they must make a stand
They picked up their swags and started off walking
At Wattie Creek they sat themselves down
Now it don’t sound like much but it sure got tongues talking
Back at the homestead and then in the town
From little things big things grow
From little things big things grow
Vestey man said I’ll double your wages
Seven quid a week you’ll have in your hand
Vincent said uhuh we’re not talking about wages
We’re sitting right here till we get our land
Vestey man roared and Vestey man thundered
You don’t stand the chance of a cinder in snow
Vince said if we fall others are rising
From little things big things grow
From little things big things grow
Then Vincent Lingiarri boarded an aeroplane
Landed in Sydney, big city of lights
And daily he went round softly speaking his story
To all kinds of men from all walks of life
And Vincent sat down with big politicians
This affair they told him is a matter of state
Let us sort it out, your people are hungry
Vincent said no thanks, we know how to wait
From little things big things grow
From little things big things grow
Then Vincent Lingiarri returned in an aeroplane
Back to his country once more to sit down
And he told his people let the stars keep on turning
We have friends in the south, in the cities and towns
Eight years went by, eight long years of waiting
Till one day a tall stranger appeared in the land
And he came with lawyers and he came with great ceremony
And through Vincent’s fingers poured a handful of sand
From little things big things grow
From little things big things grow
That was the story of Vincent Lingiarri
But this is the story of something much more
How power and privilege can not move a people
Who know where they stand and stand in the law
From little things big things grow
From little things big things grow
From little things big things grow
From little things big things grow

Appendix 5: Mabo article.