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Hermansburg Potters: Indigenous Art, Football and Community Education Resource

Foundation to Year 6

The Hermannsburg Potters belong to a small community 130 kilometres south-west of Alice Springs. They are famous for their colourful terracotta pots which tell stories about their culture and where they live: their Country, the mission days, bush tucker and, of course, football! During footy season the Hermannsburg community get together to watch AFL on TV and on weekends many make the trip to Alice Springs to support local teams.

Hermansburg Potters: Indigenous Art, Football and Community explores the deep connection that the Western Arrernte people have to their country and its history. Discover how their country and its history have inspired the Hermannsburg Potters in the following six resources below. They can be used individually or as a whole unit of study.

WARNING: Visitors should be aware that this educational resource may images and names of deceased people that may cause sadness or distress to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.