Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage – NAIDOC WEEK

Building on the previous Protocols for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collections, State Library of Queensland is committed to making Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage more accessible. You can read more about State Library’s intent published in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collections Commitments document.

During NAIDOC Week, State Library is shining the spotlight on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collections and photographs. They are a significant part of the John Oxley Library and are shared under Queensland content. They include:

  • 30299 Jo-Anne Driessens photographs 1997-2000, a collection of digital images, prints and album, titled Cherbourg Today 1998, documenting everyday life, people, places and events in and around Queensland in the late 1990s and early 2000s, including significant Indigenous musicians Archie Roach and Seaman Dan performing at Woodford Folk Festival in 2000.
Members of the Cherbourg Golden Oldies, Queensland, 2001. Image 30299-0001-0013 John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland
Members of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community march in support of the #changethedate movement 26, January 2018 Acc 31379-11, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland
  • Laura Dance Festival Photographs 2009, 79 images recording the cultural significance of the Laura Festival to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Cape York, held every two years.
Performers in the Laura Dance Festival, 2009 Laura Dance Festival, Image number 10183-0001-0025, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland
  • Palm Island our People – a showcase of images, memorabilia and digital stories including the long-playing (1:02) 16mm film by Wal Deutscher entitled Palm Island, the island of sunshine, ca. 1952.

Anne Scheu | Collections Engagement | Queensland Memory