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Indigenous Services colleagues, Indigenous Knowledge Centres of Queensland staff and guest to celebrate the launch of current kuril dhagun showcase, 20 Years Strong.
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Celebrating 20 years of Indigenous Knowledge Centres

IKC 20 years banner

IKCs are a hub for community, providing a place to gather and participate in programs based on community interests including traditional knowledge, culture and languages.

The first 7 IKCs opened in 2002, at Lockhart River, Aurukun, Erub, Mabauig, New Mapoon, Pormpuraaw and Wujal Wujal. Since then, a number of other centres have opened and now there are 26 across Queensland all created in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Shire and Regional Councils.

State Library of Queensland partners with councils across Queensland to deliver library services. There are currently more than 320 public libraries, Rural Libraries Queensland (RLQs) and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs) across Queensland. IKCs are library services specifically delivered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander councils across Queensland.

Ruth Whap (Library Administrator) accessing the Aurora system at the newly opening Mabuiag IKC, 2002 Photographer unknown

20 years strong

Free showcase
8 Oct 2022 – 2 Apr 2023
kuril dhagun, level 1

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Library Shop

Screen printed tea towel based upon Ella Rose Savage's 2009 linocut Dabor.

Northsite tea towel Dabor - Ella-Rose Savage

Cassowary tote bag design

Tote - Kurranji Cassowary Sonya Creek

Open book with images of plants and stories.

Pormpuraaw Cultural Uses for Plants - Pormpuraaw Arts & Cultural Centre

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