John Oxley Library Loris Williams Annual Memorial Lecture, 21 August 2012 By admin | 27 August 2012 Dr. Jackie Huggins delivered the annual Loris Williams Memorial Lecture at State Library of Queensland last Tuesday night. Nearly 100 people came to remember Loris and to share their own stories. Featured image for blog post 563402 One theme that emerged was the extent of government records about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Queensland, “unparalleled anywhere in the world” according to Dr. Huggins. Ironically, the Orwellian surveillance which produced these detailed files has made it easier for aboriginal people in Queensland to trace their families, but they can be very painful for people to read. Getting access has also been a long, painful process for the individuals involved and their families. As the first Aboriginal person from Queensland to gain professional archival qualifications, this was a fight in which Loris was actively involved and it is an important part of her legacy. The lecture this year was hosted by the Australian Society of Archivists, in conjunction with the International Council on Archives Congress John Oxley Library (1802) Events (889) People (794) Archives (4) Aborigines (8) Archivists (1) Libraries (267) Comments Post a comment Add new comment View our comments policy. Your email address will not be published. Your name Email Comment About text formats Text format Restricted HTMLSLQ comment HTML Restricted HTML Allowed HTML tags: <a href hreflang> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote cite> <code> <ul type> <ol start type> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <h2 id> <h3 id> <h4 id> <h5 id> <h6 id> Lines and paragraphs break automatically. Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically. SLQ comment HTML Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically. Allowed HTML tags: <p> <br> <a href hreflang> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote cite> <code> <ul type> <ol start type> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <h2 id> <h3 id> <h4 id> <h5 id> <h6 id> Lines and paragraphs break automatically. CAPTCHA Please confirm you are a real person View our comments policy. Your email address will not be published. Show comments (1) Submitted by Louise Tuesday, 28 August 2012 - 22:32 Sorry I missed this event.