NAIDOC Minecraft Education Challenge, Goodna Girls book launch, BlackWords by AustLit

NAIDOC Week

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naidoc minecraft education challenge, goodna girls book launch, blackwords by austlit
naidoc minecraft education challenge, goodna girls book launch, blackwords by austlit

NAIDOC Minecraft Education Challenge at the Library

This year the National Library of Australia is celebrating NAIDOC Week (8–15 November 2020) by hosting Indigenous ed-tech company Indigital to run the inaugural NAIDOC Minecraft Education Challenge.

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

 
 
 
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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. 

 
 
 
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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

 
 
 
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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.

naidoc minecraft education challenge, goodna girls book launch, blackwords by austlit

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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The National Library of Australia acknowledges Australia’s First Nations Peoples – the First Australians – as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this land and gives respect to the Elders – past and present – and through them to all Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

 
 
 

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 Girls4. BlackWords by AustLit logo; 5. Soldier’s Club in Gympie, 1949, courtesy State Library of Queensland6. nla.cat-vn2132444.

 
 
 
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Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

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