Yarrabah visit

Blog by Freja Carmichael Last week Sophia and I traveled to Yarrabah for kuril dhagun’s upcoming exhibition Jabu Birriny (land and sea). Located on the shore of Cape Grafton in Far North Queensland, Yarrabah is an Aboriginal community surrounded by tropical bush land and mountain ranges that run down to sandy beaches and coral reefs. … Read more

F5F on T.I

In late March, the First 5 Forever team caught two planes, a bus and a ferry, donned traditional ‘Floral Friday’ clothes and delivered professional development ‘Island Style’. The destination was Thursday Island (otherwise known as TI), approximately 39 kilometres north of Cape York Peninsula in the Torres Strait. The workshop was one of many held around … Read more

New IKC Coordinator for Aurukun

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Priscilla Blanco recently joined the team at Aurukun Shire Council as coordinator of Council’s Wik Mungkan Indigenous Knowledge Centre. From Aurukun’s Winchanam clan, Priscilla spent most of her childhood holidays in Aurukun as her grandfather, William Hudson, was a stockman who worked in the community and its outstations. Priscilla’s first day coincided with the Centre’s … Read more

Little Ones Museum Cherbourg

Uncle Rocco Langton with some 'little ones' in front of their map of Cherbourg. Photo by Amanda Hayman.

The Little Ones Museum opened in Cherbourg last Thursday at the community run historical and cultural centre, The Ration Shed. kuril dhagun Manager Amanda Hayman and myself were there to help celebrate the efforts of these mini curators. Uncle Rocco Langton with some ‘little ones’ in front of their map of Cherbourg. Photo by Amanda … Read more

Official Launch of Winifred Fisher Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC), Cherbourg

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On Monday, 4th July 2016, Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council commenced their NAIDOC celebrations with the re-opening of the Winifred Fisher Indigenous Knowledge Centre in Cherbourg. Over 400 people celebrated the historic event which was officially opened by Ron Weatherall, Deputy Director-General on behalf of Claire O’Connor, Director-General, Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships.  … Read more

SLQ celebrates NAIDOC 2015

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Blog post by Amanda Hayman and Josh Kitchens State Library staff from Brisbane joined in the NAIDOC festivities at Musgrave Park Family Fun Day. This year we had an information stall. Many of our staff volunteered their time to be at the park to connect with our community. We had information sheets, children’s books and colouring-in, and for … Read more

New IKC blog

Obviously you love reading blogs since you’re reading this, unless you just love me – in that case I’m flattered, but otherwise you should check out the new Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC) blog.  Read updates and learn about the people, culture, country and exciting activities happening in Indigenous communities across Queensland. IKC’s are owned, managed … Read more