Interview with Uncle Nurdon

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Blog by Freja Carmichael. Last Thursday, Amanda and I had a lovely day at Kenilworth yarning with Senior Gubbi Gubbi Elder, Uncle Nurdon Serico as part of a possum skin revitalisation and exhibition project. We are researching possum skin cloaks and while we utilise the State Library collections and other written resources, we also value our oral histories … Read more

Digital Literacy Forum

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Last week I presented at the Digital Literacy Forum held in various venues at the State Library of Queensland, Brisbane. The forum had a great line-up of presenters and the only downfall was that ones I wanted to see were presenting at the same as me. The forum focused on digital literacy and the role of public libraries and … Read more

State Library at Yugambeh Mobo

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State Library staff traveled to the Gold Coast over the weekend to take part in the Yugambeh Mobo. Mobo means ‘tomorrow’ in Yugambeh language. The one day festival aims to unite the community through cultural pride from the past to our tomorrow. Yugambeh Mobo promotes Aboriginal culture, concepts and values that are part of the South East Queensland story. Kuril dhagun … Read more

Living Histories project

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Blog by Perry Tracey-Mooney. The Living Histories project is about capturing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders stories and presenting them to an audience as a part of Clancestry. You might remember the very large scale portraits of Indigenous Elders on display in the QPAC tunnel for several months last year. This was the outcome for … Read more

Yarrabah Tellin’ Country

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This week Nadine and I spent a lovely 3 days in Yarrabah – the beautiful Aboriginal community which is 45 minutes out from Cairns CBD on Cape Grafton. We were well looked after and very grateful to spend some time in such a breath-takingly beautiful landscape with such lovely people. State Library’s Indigenous Language Coordinator – Des Crump, was heading up to … Read more

Miles away

As many already know, the kuril dhagun team now has its office space at The Edge building of SLQ and although we are further from the venue on Level 1, we love having windows, natural light and being able to see the river. For the past 6 months the team has been sharing the downstairs … Read more