- Year 7 - 10
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- Business and Economics
- Civics and Citizenship
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
- Indigenous Education
Blue Water Empire is a 3-part dramatised-documentary series, giving a unique insight into the history of the Torres Strait Islands.
Blue Water Empire offers a unique and compelling insight into the history of the Torres Strait Islands, spanning from pre-colonial times to the present. Through the voices of the region's men and women, the series explores how Torres Strait Islanders have preserved their cultural heritage amidst 200 years of European settlement. It delves into the impact of government policies, their resistance, and strikes, while also showcasing contemporary Torres Strait Islander life and notable figures like George Mye and Eddie Mabo. Above all, the conclusion celebrates the unwavering resilience and resistance of the Torres Strait Islander people as they strive to reclaim their Blue Water Empire.
Blue Water Empire is a 3-part dramatised-documentary series available to purchase, or find online viewing options here.
NOTE: This series has been given an M rating. You will need to follow your school protocols for screening an M film when viewing this series.
These lessons were made in partnership with Bunya Productions.
Cool Australia and Bunya Productions would like to acknowledge the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Screen Queensland and The Indigenous Department of Screen Australia in the development of these teaching resources.