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Welcome to Ngarrngga,

resources made by educators for educators in collaboration with Indigenous Knowledge Experts

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that this website may contain images, voices and names of deceased persons.
Teacher works with student

Introducing Ngarrngga

Ngarrngga (pronounced "Naan-gah") is a Taungurung word meaning to know, to hear, to understand.

Our vision is for all Australian students to have the opportunity to connect with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge systems, histories and cultures. To support educators in this work, we provide free, high-quality curriculum resources and professional development modules, spanning all subject areas from Years 3 to 10.

Two people weaving

An Indigenous-led project

As a Signature Project at the University of Melbourne, Ngarrngga is a collaboration between the Faculty of Education, Indigenous Studies Unit and Indigenous Knowledge Institute.

The project is led by Professor Melitta Hogarth, Associate Dean (Indigenous) for the Faculty of Education. Ngarrngga originated from the pioneering work of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Curricula Project led by the Associate Provost and the Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne, Professor Marcia Langton AO.

"Ngarrngga is an invitation to come along with us and explore. Let’s become a truly united country... One that celebrates the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and the fact that we are home to the oldest continuous cultures in the world."

- Professor Melitta Hogarth

Ngarrngga Director & Associate Dean (Indigenous), Faculty of Education, University of Melbourne

"Have a go. Be brave."

Indigenous educators on why Ngarrngga is for all teachers

Professor Melitta Hogarth

Melitta Hogarth

Ngarrngga Project Director, University of Melbourne

Professor Marcia Langton

Marcia Langton

Australian Indigenous Studies Unit Chair, University of Melbourne

Doctor Joe Sambono

Joe Sambono

Ngarrngga Curriculum Lead, University of Melbourne