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NAIDOC Week 2021

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04 July 2021

It’s NAIDOC week, a time to reflect on and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements.

Join us for a special event honouring this year’s NAIDOC Week theme of ‘Heal Country’, or explore a range of videos, collection resources and research guides.

The Salon Series: Country and Culture (9 July)

Celebrate the power of Indigenous storytelling, poetry and music with acclaimed writer and poet Susie Anderson, distinguished professor Larissa Behrendt and Kee’ahn, a Kuku Yalanji, Jirrbal and Badu Island musician who’ll provide a soundtrack of soulful melodies.

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Story Talks with Boori Monty Pryor

Watch acclaimed storyteller Boori Monty Pryor in this series of short videos, as he shares incredible tales of camping, playing with frogs, and the deep, beautiful and mysterious mangroves of Queensland.

Each video ends with an engaging activity that will stimulate the minds of young writers, and the young at heart.

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Story Talks with Kirli Saunders

Kirli Saunders is a proud Gunai writer, educator and artist, and the New South Wales Aboriginal Woman of the Year in 2020.

In this three-part video series, Kirli talks about her book Bindi and how to celebrate and care for Country and first languages.

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Koorie Victoria and State Library Victoria collections

State Library Victoria’s collections, which record the history of Victoria and Victorians, can tell us something of the experiences, cultures and traditions of Aboriginal people, from first contact to today.

Explore our extensive range of collection materials – including maps, newspapers, diaries and activist posters – with the help of our research guides and resources.