Transforming Tindale

Vernon Ah Kee, Neither pride nor courage

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Unheard stories are given a voice in this powerful exhibition of scientific photographs and contemporary artworks, exploring the legacy of a 1938 anthropological expedition to Aboriginal communities.

Artist Vernon Ah Kee has drawn on photographs of his family from the Tindale collection to produce poignant works capturing the personalities behind the scientific images.

Transforming Tindale is a thought-provoking journey into the Tindale Genealogical collection, what it means to Aboriginal people and its place in Queensland’s history.

The State Library has copies of genealogical information and photographs from the Tindale collection available for the Queensland Aboriginal communities of Yarrabah, Cherbourg, Mona Mona, Palm Island, Woorabinda, Bentinck Island, Doomadgee and Mornington Island, as well as two northern New South Wales communities at Boggabilla and Woodenbong.

Access to these records is restricted to family members and can be arranged by contacting the John Oxley Library.

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Image credit:
Vernon Ah Kee, neither pride nor courage, 2006, 1 of 3 The James C. Sourris, AM, Collection, Gift of James C Sourris through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation 2007. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program
6th Sep 2012 10:00am-5:00pm
Every day, until 9th Dec 2012
SLQ Gallery, level 2, State Library, Stanley Place, South Bank
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