Amanda and Katina have been busy working on the next exhibition for kuril dhagun at The State Library of Queensland focusing on the politics and protests surrounding the 1982 Commonwealth Games.
The ladies have been on a steady diet of personal stories, recording and interviewing community members and sifting through photos and slides from the streets and stands of Brisbane during this important part of Queensland’s history.
So many Community members have given up their time to sit and record their own personal reflections and these stories will form part of the exhibition. Stories from people including Uncle Steve Mam, Aunty Valda Coolwell, Uncle Bob Weatherall, Dr Rev Noel Preston and Tiga Bayles.
Items including calendars, photos and newspaper clippings have also been received from community who have wonderfully loaned items for the exhibition. A big thank you to Uncle Bob Weatherall, Tiga Bayles, Christine Peacock, Ross Watson, Errol O’Neil, John Lesie and Juno Gemes for such wonderful contributions!
‘State of Emergency’ will officially open on the 30th September in kuril dhagun, there will also be a suite of public programs including conversations with community members and children’s activities so stay tuned for more information!
For more information go to: www.slq.qld.gov.au
If you would like to contribute please contact Amanda Hayman at Amanda.Hayman@slq.qld.gov.au or 07 3842 9482