Welcome Tony Mataika

Tony Makaita joins kuril dhagun full time as a Program Assistant and will be working with us on some big projects in 2019. Come in and say hi to Tony on your next visit to State Library of Queensland.


Tell us about yourself?

Hi, I’m Tony Mataika I come from Mackay North Qld moved to Brisbane in 2010. My blood lines comes from Murray Island in the Torres Straits.  My previous roll I worked for DATSIP in the Reparations Units, also a few different Indigenous Health Services throughout Brisbane.  I’ve always enjoyed working with my own people/ community and keeping in touch with what is going on around.

What will you be doing at SLQ?

My title at SLQ is Program Assistant background being administration

What inspires you?

My parents

What do you do in your spare time?

I love going to different cultural events, trying different foods that’s the section you’ll find me J

What do you hope to get out of your time at SLQ?

Now that I am with SLQ, there is so much for me to learn and take on board so I am able to share all this information with community members and what SLQ has to offer.