Kuril dhagun lbq presentation august 2013Presentation Transcript
2006 kuril dhagun opened as part of Indigenous Library Services
2008 kuril dhagun restructured under Public Programs
2010 kuril dhagun restructured under Indigenous Research &
2013 CEO initiated a new collaborative approach to Indigenous
Services at SLQ being ‘ everyone’s business.’
kuril dhagun creates connections between the State Library of
Queensland and the Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander
Peoples of Queensland
kuril dhagun co-creates content in partnership with Indigenous
communities in Queensland, interstate and internationally
kuril dhagun works to engage with the wider Queensland
community in furthering a greater understanding and awareness
of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge, history and
"You can play a tune on black keys, you can play a tune on
white keys, but both are needed for perfect harmony."
Pastor Doug Nicholls
"You can play a tune on black keys, you can play a tune on white keys, but both
are needed for perfect harmony."
Pastor Doug Nicholls
"If you can imagine the one family continuously occupying the same
land for 40,000 years or more, using it not just to sustain life but as a
place of reverence and worship, where every tree, rock and waterhole
had significance, you will get some understanding of the importance of
land to indigenous people.”
"If you can imagine the one family continuously occupying the same land for
40,000 years or more, using it not just to sustain life but as a place of reverence
and worship, where every tree, rock and waterhole had significance, you will
get some understanding of the importance of land to indigenous people.”
“ If you have come here to help me, you are wasting our time.
But if you have come because your liberation is bound up
with mine, then let us work together.‟
Aunty Lilla Watson
„History in this country has often been written by people who haven‟t even spoken to an Aboriginal person and I really
object to that stuff. Unless it is colonial history of course, because all the informants are gone now, those people can‟t
defend themselves, nor can they give their own views.‟
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kuril dhagun is committed to building and sustaining a long-term relationship with Indigenous communities across
Queensland, co-creating content and engaging in a two-way learning process for all.
kuril dhagun is also dedicated to supporting the development of all State Library staff to play an active role in working
with Indigenous community throughout Queensland.
kuril dhagun at the State Library of Queensland explores different ways of understanding, co-creating and showcasing
stories with, by and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Visitors to kuril dhagun experience the diversity of Indigenous cultures and histories through a range of public programs
and spaces where they are invited to explore and interact with Australia’s oldest living culture
kuril dhagun is a conduit for connecting communities to a shared awareness and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander history and culture of Queensland through a diverse of public programs, library services, collection
strategies and digital technologies.
The collection and preservation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, knowledge and culture will ensure a
legacy for all Queenslanders from an Indigenous perspective.
kuril dhagun plays a pivotal role in supporting and collaborating with units in State Library of Queensland that currently
work with Indigenous communities, working towards extending the reach of collections, working with collections to
profile items, significance, research and presentation.