Writing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Characters in Fiction

By black&write! Editor Intern Jasmin McGaughey There can be a slight feeling of apprehension some writers’ face when they include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander characters in their work, because there is, and should be, pressure to get representation right. This pressure comes from readers, and attempts to prevent stereotyping, perpetuating incorrect and negative discourses, … Read more

Welcome Nakita Kirby

Nakita Kirby has joined kuril dhagun full time as a Program Assistant and is working with us to assist kuril dhagun with the delivery of our programs, events and every day activities. Come in and say hi to Nakita on your next visit to State Library of Queensland. Tell us about yourself? My name is … Read more

National Reconciliation Week 2018

National Reconciliation Week is celebrated annually across the country from 27 May – 3 June, and invites all Australians to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, histories and achievements and how we can all work towards a unified future for all. This years theme was ‘Dont Keep History A Mystery: Learn. Share. … Read more

Apology anniversary event in Cairns

By Louise Hunter On Tuesday 13th February State Library of Queensland Cairns staff facilitated an event at Cairns Libraries to commemorate the 10th anniversary of The Apology. The event was a collaboration with Cairns Regional Council, Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet. Aunty Henrietta Marrie, … Read more