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50 Years and Counting

Blog written by Kaylah Tyson On the 27th of May we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum otherwise known as the record breaking ‘yes’ vote to count Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the census for the first time. The State Library of Queensland hosted a community day to commemorate this important milestone. … Read more

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

IKC

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

Inspiring writing talent

Ashleigh

This is the third blog in the series about the writers recognised in the this year’s black&write! Indigenous Writing Fellowship competition. Four talented writers with very different stories have been recognised through the 2016 black&write! Indigenous Writing Fellowships. While Claire Coleman and Dylan Coleman were announced as the fellowship winners last month the judges decided to also award … Read more

WRITING THE FUTURE

Claire Coleman

This is the first in a series of three blogs about the writers recognised in the 2016 black&write! Indigenous Writing Fellowship Competition. Congratulations CLAIRE COLEMAN and DYLAN COLEMAN who have been awarded a black&write! Fellowship this year.   AUTHOR PROFILE: CLAIRE COLEMAN  Claire Coleman is a writer from Western Australia. She identifies with the South Coast … Read more