Jarjum Stories is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s books and storytelling. Jarjum [pronounced jah-jum] means children.
Revisit childhood favourites – The Rainbow Serpent, Stradbroke Dreamtime and The Legends of Moonie Jarl – and some of the earliest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s books published in Queensland.
This colourful showcase highlights the role of storytelling in sharing language, cultural knowledge and moral lessons across generations.
See the world through the eyes of jarjum in the exploration of stories created with children across Queensland including a bilingual Yugambeh story book.
Experience The Very Hungry Caterpillar through its many translations into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.
Throughout the showcase period, join in special Reading Nook activities capturing the imagination of children and adults alike.
State Library of Queensland celebrates the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.
Spend some quality time reading the beautiful books featured in Jarjum Stories or enjoy some of the hands-on children's activities in the space.
Sat 23 November | Curator's tour
14 Dec – 25 Jan | Summer Festival
Thu 18 December | Rainbow serpent storytime with Nana Magic
Wed 8 January | Rainbow serpent storytime with Nana Magic
Wed 22 January | Rainbow serpent storytime with Nana Magic
Sat 18 January | Curator's tour
Fri 12 February | Curator's tour
Sat 28 March | Curator's tour
Wed 15 April | Curator's tour
Wed 6 May | A night by the fire
Thu 7 May | Curator's tour
Don't forget to stop by the Library Shop to browse a selection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children's books featured in Jarjum Stories, or shop online anytime.
Educators: organise a self-guided visit to either Jarjum Stories or Spoken: celebrating Queensland languages with your class to be in the running to win* a book pack for your school or kindy. Enter to win.
19 Oct 2019 – 10 May 2020
kuril dhagun, level 1