kuril dhagun and SLQ’s Learning team co-hosted the Rachel’s Place Child Care Kindergarten group in our space. Joined by their teacher Marion, the children had prepared themselves with research queries about kuril (the native water rat), how people use to travel along Maiwar (the Brisbane River) and other curious questions. It was fantastic to see the kids so enthusiastic to learn about the land on which we gather on so often. Children are fairly impressionable and willing to absorb new information at such a young age, therefore it is invaluable for them at every opportunity to develop their cultural knowledge.
Kuril dhagun on Level 1 of State Library is a significant cultural and learning space for everyone. It is important to introduce children to elements of Indigenous culture to ensure all young Australians have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of histories and cultures, and the ongoing contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to Australian life and culture.
Blog by Sam Summers