Finalists in 2012 Queensland Reconciliation Awards
More than a ‘book club’ - we celebrated our 10th Anniversary in August 2014.
· Our group has no political or religious affiliations and we come from a variety of backgrounds and ages.
· We seek to expand our knowledge and understanding of current issues impacting on Australia's First Peoples by reading and discussing works in an informal, friendly setting.
- We meet at the Brisbane City Council's BRISBANE SQUARE LIBRARY 266 George Street (at the top end of the CBD) on Sunday mornings, from 10.30 – 12.30, at approximately six weekly intervals. The room/s set aside for Reading for Reconciliation will be clearly marked. NEW ‘READERS’ ARE ALWAYS WELCOME.
- Members take turns in ‘leading’ discussion of a particular title and each ‘leader’ is expected to provide some extra background or context, focus the discussion, etc. All titles chosen are available through the Brisbane City Council Library service. A big “Thank you” to BCC for invaluable support.
March Meeting: Ray Kerkhove's new book is 'hot off the press', so for those who have been unable to access a copy yet, Ray will have copies available for purchase at the meeting.
Readings in 2016
February 7 – Not Just Black and White – Lesley and Tammy Williams LESLEY & TAMMY ATTENDING TO LEAD DISCUSSION
March 20 – Aboriginal Campsites of Greater Brisbane – Ray Kerkhove RAY ATTENDING TO LEAD DISCUSSION
May 15 – On Track: Searching out the Bundian Way - John Blay
June 26 – Warrior: a legendary leader's dramatic life and violent death on the colonial frontier - Libby Connors
August 7 – Frontier Justice: a history of the Gulf Country to 1900 – Tony Roberts
September 18 – Murri on a Mission - Uncle Albert Holt
October 30 – Cockatoo: my life in Cape York – Roy McIvor
December 11 – The Secret War: A true history of Queensland’s Native Police – Jonathan Richards