Author Archives: Sam Back

Clancestry collaboration

kuril dhagun is excited to be a part of this year’s Clancestry: A celebration of country. As part of our continuing celebration of the International Year of Indigenous Languages we will be setting up with our Say G’Day Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages jenga set at Yawar: A gathering on 30 November. Yawar: A … Read more

Celebrating Jarjum Stories

kuril dhagun was brimming with excitement last week! Our space was filled with kid’s voices, laughter and song as we celebrated the launch of Jingeri Jingeri as part of the Jarjum Stories showcase. Jingeri Jingeri is an interlingual book written in English and Yugambeh languages about a very cheeky willy wagtail. The book was created … Read more

Who’s your mob? wraps up for 2018

Over the last 18 months kuril dhagun has delivered Indigenous Family History workshops with Kathy Frankland from Community and Personal Histories (Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships). The series has been offered through four workshops on the first Saturday of each month. Introduction to Indigenous Family History has been one of the most … Read more

State Library celebrates NAIDOC

NAIDOC week is a a national time of celebration and commemoration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culture, once recognised as the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) it is now held over a week (and sometimes longer!). The 2018 theme for NAIDOC is ‘Because of her we can!’ which was an … 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