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State of Emergency opens….

Exhibition Curator Katina Davidson and Uncle Bob Weatherall

On Sunday 30th September, we officially opened the new exhibition in kuril dhagun, State of Emergency. It was a strong gathering of community who were able to view the exhibition in full and also hear some wonderful reflective stories from Uncle Bob Weatherall and Budger Davidson about those days in Brisbane. Uncle Bob spoke fondly … Read more

Catch up with Tiga Bayles

Tiga Bayles

Tiga Bayles a descendant of the Wirri clan of the Birri Gubba Nation, is a social activist and supporter of Aboriginal land rights.  He is also a deadly leader in the Brisbane Community who was involved on the streets during the lead up to and during the 1982 Commonwealth Games. His active role has continued … Read more

NEW PUBLICATION!! Brisbane Blacks Monthly!

Brisbane Blacks Monthly

The new monthly publication from Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy was launched on Friday 7th September at the Embassy in Musgrave Park. The Monthly publication celebrates the voice of  the Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy – informing first nations people & educating the non-indigenous community about the fight for sovereignty & other issues facing indigenous people. The … Read more

BL.INK 82: a year of HINDERpendence

Mick Miller and Steve Mam 1982. Photograph courtesy of Juno Gemes ©

In 1982, the then Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen declared all political protests and slogans on t-shirts illegal. Brisbane was in a State of Emergency. Hear the voices and writings of a strong and political Black Australia fighting for equal rights – forged from the constraints of police lines and barricades. Next Thursday, join Steven Oliver, Barbara … Read more

Watch this Space!!!!!

State of Emergency

Proppanow Exhibition has had its last days in kuril dhagun at the State Library of Queensland and the windows are empty! But not for long….. In the coming weeks, Katina and crew will be slowly installing didactics, images and footage as part of the new exhibition titled ‘State of Emergency.’ It’s a time consuming process … Read more