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Reconciliation Week 2022 @ Murdoch Uni Library

by Sienna Gilchrist on 2022-05-30T13:46:42+08:00 | Comments

National Reconciliation Week tile with a cartoon image of diverse people and the words "Be Brave. Make Change".

Did you know National Reconciliation Week 2022 starts today? This year’s theme, ‘Be Brave. Make Change’, challenges all Australians to Be Brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can Make Change for the benefit of all Australians.  

We have undertaken a number of initiatives and activities to Be Brave and Make Change, and there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved by visiting our South Street Campus or Mandurah Campuses, or visiting our social media pages.  

At South Street Campus

  • Contribute to our Ideas Tree by sharing the ways you will be Be Brave and Make Change. Created in partnership with the University’s Access, Wellbeing and Equity team, you can find the Ideas Tree in our Geoffrey Bolton Library foyer.  

  • Learn more about language, social or Nation groups using our interactive AIATSIS Map of Indigenous Australia, which will be on display in the Geoffrey Bolton Library foyer. Pick a location within Australia that you have visited or wish to visit, then stick a dot on or near that area.  

  • Reduce your stress levels by visiting our colouring table in the Geoffrey Bolton Library, located next to the self-checkout machine in the Level 3 foyer. A selection of colouring sheets by Noongar artist KardyKreations will help you relax while learning the names of your favourite Aussie animals in Noongar! You can also learn simple words in Noongar while you colour using our Noongar Language flash cards.  

  • Check out these new displays around the Library: 

    • A selection of historical pamphlets and newsletters discussing the 1967 Referendum along with a selection of First Nations ephemera from our Special Collections (please note that some texts are only available upon request). Find them in the Geoffrey Bolton Library foyer. 
    • A collection of posters on the history of Referendum, Sorry Day and Reconciliation, as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander activism. Find them in the Law Library foyer on Level 3 South Wing. 

    • A selection of items that highlight First Nations perspectives, which are available to borrow. You can find them displayed around the High Demand Area.  

  • See if you can spot the changes we’ve made to signage and artwork around the Library. Changes include: 

    • A new aerial photograph in the entrance of the Geoffrey Bolton Library, labelled with the Noongar name for the country on which it stands: Whadjuk Noongar Boodja 
    • New Noongar language signage to encourage the use of local language and highlight library areas 
    • National Reconciliation Week promotional posters displayed on the Library’s digital screens 

At Mandurah Campus

  • Contribute to our Ideas Line by sharing the ways you will be Be Brave and Make Change. Created in partnership with the University’s Access, Wellbeing and Equity team, you can find the Ideas Line in the entrance of the Mandurah Campus Library.  

  • Learn more about language, social or Nation groups using our interactive AIATSIS Map of Indigenous Australia. Pick a location within Australia that you have visited or wish to visit, then stick a dot on or near that area.  

  • Check out our new Noongar language signage, designed to encourage the use of local language and highlight library areas 

Photograph of AIATSIS map and Ideas Line at Murdoch Campus Library

Online

  • Donate to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation through our Facebook fundraiser, or directly to the Foundation. ILF provides culturally relevant reading materials to remote communities across Australia, selections of First Nations books for workplaces, and runs community event to develop stories in First languages. 

  • Keep an eye on our social media this week for highlights of these events and activities.  


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