Palm Island and Our People launch

Palm Island and Our People launch

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Join us for the official launch of Palm Island and Our People.

The inspiring history of Palm Island is celebrated in a fascinating showcase of images, memorabilia and digital stories. Palm Island and Our People acknowledges the centenary of the first placement of people to the island as an Aboriginal Reserve and explores the history of this tropical paradise.

The showcase provides an opportunity to commemorate the past 100 years and to celebrate a new future for the Palm Island people, focussing on the themes past, present and future. At the launch, experience a performance by the Bwgcolman Dancers and a traditional smoking ceremony to celebrate Palm Island’s rich culture.

State Library acknowledges the significant contribution of the Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council and the Bwgcolman Indigenous Knowledge Centre in the development of this exhibition.

Image: Dancers performing at the Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival, 2009, Sarah Scragg, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland Acc: 10183

When:
Sat 22 Sep 2018, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue:
The Edge Auditorium, level 1, The Edge, State Library
Cost:
Free
More information:
kuril dhagun
(07) 3842 9824
kuril.dhagun@slq.qld.gov.au  

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