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NAIDOC Week 2024

Artwork by by Deb Belyea. The design depicts the hands of an elder carefully nurturing a glowing ember, symbolising the sacred act of passing down cultural wisdom and traditions to the younger generation, ensuring the continuity of Indigenous identity and pride.

7 – 14 July 2024

Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud

NAIDOC Week 2024

NAIDOC Week invites all Australians to explore the rich cultures and histories of First Nations peoples. This year join us at one of our NAIDOC week events to celebrate the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Man on stage with microphone in traditional First Nations dress. First Nations dancers are below him and a crowd watches.

Musgrave Park Family Fun Day

Join us on Friday, 12 July from 9 am to 5 pm for the Musgrave Park Family Fun Day. Our staff will be on hand to discuss our services available for First Nations people. Visit us early in the day and you might be able to pick up one of our complimentary tote bags adorned with artwork by Torres Strait Islander artist Joey Laifoo of the Kala Lagaw Ya people.

What's on

Trevor Fourmile, 2024
Storytelling with Trevor Fourmile
All ages. Join Trevor Fourmile, from the Gimuy Walubara Yidinji people of Cairns. Known by his Yidinji name, Bumi (lightning flash), Trevor has written beloved books such as Gurril The Storm Bird, How the Cassowary Got Its Helmet, and Bajirriga the Turtle. It promises to be a delightful morning filled with storytelling, animal dancing, and mark-making activities! Presented as part of Community storytime, a monthly program where we join special guests from across the community to share in tales that inspire, teach, and ignite our imaginations. No bookings required for this free activity. Just drop in to have some fun. First 5 Forever is a family-centred program providing free playful experiences to support Queensland families on their child’s journey through the first 5 years. The program is an initiative of the Queensland Government, coordinated by State Library of Queensland and delivered in partnership with local government. Subscribe to be the first to know about our future events. Privacy information We respect your privacy. Personal information we collect is used only for our internal activities and functions (Libraries Act 1988 (Qld)) and will not be disclosed unless required by law. For more information, please read State Library's privacy statement.
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The Corner, State Library of Queensland
NAIDOC Week in The Corner
All ages. Come celebrate NADIOC week in The Corner with various events and activities (7 July - 12 July). Join us as we kick off NAIDOC Week on 7 July from 10 am - 12 pm with author Trevor Fourmile, from the Gimuy Walubara Yidinji people of Cairns. Known by his Yidinji name, Bumi (lightning flash), Trevor has written beloved books such as Gurril The Storm Bird, How the Cassowary Got Its Helmet, and Bajirriga the Turtle. It promises to be a special morning of storytelling, animal dancing, and mark-making activities! Throughout NAIDOC Week, all families visiting The Corner are invited to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through daily storytime sessions at 10 am. No bookings required for this free activity. Just drop in to have some fun. First 5 Forever is a family-centred program providing free playful experiences to support Queensland families on their child’s journey through the first 5 years. The program is an initiative of the Queensland Government, coordinated by State Library of Queensland and delivered in partnership with local government. Subscribe to be the first to know about our future events. Privacy information We respect your privacy. Personal information we collect is used only for our internal activities and functions (Libraries Act 1988 (Qld)) and will not be disclosed unless required by law. For more information, please read State Library's privacy statement.
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Children playing together
NAIDOC Week song circle with Mama Tun
All ages. Celebrate NAIDOC Week with Mama Tun, a proud Torres Strait and Aboriginal woman, in an exciting community performance at Musgrave Park Family Fun Day, showcasing the music and songs we've been learning together in The Corner. Musgrave Park Family Fun Day delivers a family friendly festival of live entertainment and activities that showcase aspects of First Nations people, culture and heritage through performances, education, traditional foods, and lots of interactive activities. Come and share in the joy of singing and celebrate Naidoc week with us. No previous singing experience needed - everyone is welcome! No bookings required for this free activity. Just drop in to have some fun. Mama Tun's performance time to be released as part of event program. Presented as part of Community Storytime, a monthly program where we join special guests from across the community to share in tales that inspire, teach, and ignite our imaginations. First 5 Forever is a family-centred program providing free playful experiences to support Queensland families on their child’s journey through the first 5 years. The program is an initiative of the Queensland Government, coordinated by State Library of Queensland and delivered in partnership with local government. Subscribe to be the first to know about our future events. Privacy information We respect your privacy. Personal information we collect is used only for our internal activities and functions (Libraries Act 1988 (Qld)) and will not be disclosed unless required by law. For more information, please read State Library's privacy statement.
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First Nations performers waiting side stage to perform at Laura Quinkan Dance Festival
Deaf in dance
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Protestors marching Melbourne St South Brisbane March 2012
Booking required
NAIDOC Week primary schools incursion (Prep – Year 6)
Teachers and Educators, celebrate NAIDOC week this year with State Library’s free, interactive workshop, live-streamed directly into your classroom, Wednesday 10th July. 'Keep the fire burning! Blak, loud and proud'. NAIDOC 2024 shines a light on that enduring strength and vitality of indigenous cultures passed down through generations against great adversity. This schools workshop will cover stories of cultural celebration, unwavering commitment to justice and equality and will aim to help preserve and share the cultural history of our great nation. With primary sources from Colonisation to contemporary, this workshop will use real-world collections to demonstrate the importance of our history to all Australians. Bookings are essential. This will be a multi-school/class event. This session will be held online via Microsoft Teams (a link will be provided upon booking). Protestors marching, Melbourne St, South Brisbane, March 2012, (0001-0029) Cairns, Hamish, photographer. Brisbane John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland; March 2012, 28529 Musgrave Park Tent Embassy Eviction and Protest. Record number: 99183870717502061. #NAIDOC2024.
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Aboriginal people and supporters marching in a land rights protest at the intersection of Grey and Melbourne Streets in South Brisbane in September 1982.
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NAIDOC Week secondary schools incursion (Year 7 – 12)
Teachers and Educators, celebrate NAIDOC week this year with State Library’s free, interactive workshop, live-streamed directly into your classroom, Wednesday 10th July. 'Keep the fire burning! Blak, loud and proud'. NAIDOC 2024 shines a light on that enduring strength and vitality of indigenous cultures passed down through generations against great adversity. This schools workshop will cover stories of cultural celebration, unwavering commitment to justice and equality and will aim to help preserve and share the cultural history of our great nation. With primary sources from Colonisation to contemporary, this workshop will use real-world collections to demonstrate the importance of our history to all Australians. Bookings are essential. This will be a multi-school/class event. This session will be held online via Microsoft Teams (a link will be provided upon booking). Aboriginal people and supporters marching in a land rights protest at the intersection of Grey and Melbourne Streets in South Brisbane in September 1982. Spowart, Doug, 1953- photographer. Brisbane John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland; 2023. 33968, Aboriginal land rights march photographs. Record number: 99184351961102061. #NAIDOC2024.
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