NAIDOC Minecraft Education Challenge at the Library
Using some of Australia’s best cultural storybooks, kids will turn characters into augmented reality experiences and learn how to create aspects of the stories in Minecraft Education Edition.
The challenge is an initiative of Indigital and the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence’s Indigenous Digital Excellence (IDX) Initiative, and is supported by the Telstra Foundation, Microsoft Australia, Minecraft Education and the National Library of Australia.
Join us online to see the winners of the challenge announced and a panel discussing access to cultural teaching and digital futures.
Wednesday 18 November | 1pm AEDT
Online | free
Livestream via the Library’s Facebook page
The Library’s Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan
Today the NLA launched its first Reconciliation Action Plan with a keynote from Aunty Joanne Selfe, co-chair of the NSW Reconciliation Council from 1995-2000 and involved in the development of the Reconciliation Walk when 250,000 people marched across the Sydney Harbour Bridge in a show of solidarity.
Read more about the Library’s commitment in the Reconciliation Action Plan, available on our website.
In Conversation: Goodna Girls
Join ANU lecturer and author of Goodna Girls Adele Chynoweth and National Library of Australia Director of Indigenous Engagement Marcus Hughes as they reflect on the lives and stories of the women of Goodna, and the role of cultural institutions in preserving the stories and experiences of marginalised communities.
Monday 16 November | 1pm AEDT
Online | free
Introducing BlackWords by AustLit
AustLit lets you discover the breadth of Australian storytelling in all its forms.
It includes BlackWords, which records information about the lives, careers and works of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers and storytellers, and the literary cultures and traditions that formed and influenced them.
Use your Library card to access this resource from home.
Completing Our Wartime History
Stories of Australia’s wartime history have often been left incomplete, with the contributions of Australian Indigenous soldiers unrecognised.
Using newspapers and primary source material in Trove, former Library staff member Hollie Gill revealed the decades-long push for equal rights and recognition of all Australians who have helped keep our country safe.
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Images: 1. NAIDOC Minecraft Education Challenge; 2. Aunty Joanne Selfe at the launch of the National Library’s Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan. 3. Cover detail from Goodna Girls; 4. BlackWords by AustLit logo; 5. Soldier’s Club in Gympie, 1949, courtesy State Library of Queensland; 6. nla.cat-vn2132444.
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