Yesterday we were very happy to have Guardian Angels Primary School visit kuril dhagun. Guardian Angels Primary School is a Catholic, Systemic, Parish Primary School located in the suburb of Wynnum. Eight Indigenous students and their teachers caught the train from Wynnum into the city for a cultural day, and kuril dhagun was their first stop!
They came in to look at the current exhibition Walan Giiny and talk to staff. The students were interested in the history of Brisbane and the significance of the State Library site so we gave them a short version of the Our Place walking tour. We used to give school tours quite often but sadly we no longer have the capacity to facilitate them, so this was a one-off occurrence.
We are currently working on a Learning Guide for teachers to navigate through the kuril dhagun space without having a staff member present. Hopefully we will have this accessible via the SLQ website by next year.
If your school would like to visit kuril dhagun and meet staff, I would suggest coming along to the Our Place tour, a short walk along the Brisbane River to discover the history that lies beneath the concrete. Uncover the ancient landscape of Kurilpa Point, on which SLQ sits, and learn about the Indigenous Australians who have lived there for thousands of years. This tour is also open to the public and anyone who would like to learn more about Brisbane.
Runs: Every 1 months on the 1st Wednesday of the month, 10:30am-11:30am
Venue: kuril dhagun, level 1, State Library, Stanley Place, South Bank
Cost: Free, bookings required
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