Blue Water Empire

EDUCATION

EDUCATION

Education

Our education partners at Cool Australia have created an info pack for each episode, which will give you the resources to build lessons around the history of the Torres Strait Islands, directly linking the episodes to the national curriculum.

No matter where you are in Australia, these lessons will enrich your school’s or service’s curriculum.

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Lesson plans

Blue Water Empire

Episode 1

Blue Water Empire

Episode 2

Blue Water Empire

Episode 3

Blue Water Empire is a 3-part dramatised-documentary series, giving a unique insight into the history of the Torres Strait Islands.

Traversing the pre-colonial era through to contemporary times, this compelling history is centred on the key stories told by the men and women of the region, brought to life by dramatic re-enactments from an all-star cast including Ryan Corr, Damian Walshe-Howling, Aaron Fa’Aoso, Jimi Bani, Roy Billing, Geoff Morrell, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Peter Phelps, Merwez Whaleboat, Robert Mammone and Damian de Montemas.

With additional stories woven together through artwork, animation and archive material, and set to a soundtrack composed by Torres Strait Islander Will Kepa, the series explores how Torres Strait Islanders have sustained their cultural heritage throughout the impact of 200 years of European settlement.