State of Emergency

Upper Adelaide Street, Brisbane, 1982. Image courtesy Juno Gemes

This event is now in the past.

Join the State Library of Queensland in marking the 30th anniversary of the 1982 Commonwealth Games when Brisbane came alive with political demonstrations for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander civil liberties.

Reflect on the events that took place in Brisbane, the political climate of the time and the history of land rights for Indigenous Australians with this exhibition of original footage, photographs and personal stories from advocators of this revolutionary movement.

View the online gallery | Learning notes (PDF 57.5 KB)

 

Venue:
kuril dhagun, level 1, State Library, Stanley Place, South Bank
Cost:
Free
More information:
kuril dhagun
(07)3842 9824
kuril.dhagun@slq.qld.gov.au

Program of events

Upper Adelaide Street, Brisbane, 1982. Image courtesy Juno Gemes

State of Emergency exhibition

kuril dhagun, level 1, State Library
Starts 30th Sep 2012, then Every day, until 19th Apr 2013

Politics and protests surrounding the 1982 Commonwealth Games.
Blink New

BL.INK black ink: 82: a year of HINDERpendence

The Library Café, level 1
Starts 20th Sep 2012, 6pm - 7:30pm

Hear the voices and writings of a strong and political Black Australia – forged from the constraints of police lines and barricades.
Badges

Badge-making workshop

kuril dhagun, level 1, State Library
Starts 14th Jan 2013 10:30am-11:30am, then Every day, until 18th Jan 2013

Design and create your own button badge.
Bob Weatherall

Yarnin’ time with Uncle Bob Weatherall

kuril dhagun, level 1, State Library
Starts 14th Nov 2012, 11am - 12pm

Bob Weatherall talks about his life, family and history.
Tiga Bayles

Yarnin’ time with Tiga Bayles

kuril dhagun, level 1, State Library
Starts 10th Oct 2012, 11am - 12pm

Tiga Bayles talks about life, family and history.

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