We survived COVID in 2020 & hope to help to

'close-the-gap' in 2021

Our purpose is to expand our knowledge and understanding of current issues impacting upon  Australia's First Peoples and how these issues have arisen, by reading works (often by Indigenous authors) and then discussing them in an informal, friendly setting.

We meet at the Brisbane City Council's BRISBANE SQUARE LIBRARY 266 George Street (near the top end of the Queen Street Mall) on Sunday mornings from 10.30 – 12.30, at approximately six weekly intervals. The room/s set aside for Reading for Reconciliation will be either the 'Community Meeting Room' (CMR) on the Ground Floor or the 'End Room' on Level 2. 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 and to focus the discussion. All titles chosen are available through Brisbane City Council Library service. A big “Thank you” to BCC for invaluable support.

We are a 'Bookclub-with-a-Difference' - rather than focusing on style, composition or a particular literary genre, our members select works that illuminate the situations of Australia's First Peoples and how these conditions have come to be.

     The Australian Aboriginal Flag will be a half century old in July this year!

         This flag was designed by artist Harold Thomas and first flown at Victoria Square in Adelaide,                        South Australia, on National Aborigines Day, 12 July 1971. It is proclaimed as an official Australian Flag.

Readings in 2021

February 07A Long Way from No Go  Tjanara Goreng Goreng                                  

March 14 A Question of Colour - My journey to belonging  - Pattie Lees

April 18White Girl - Tony Birch

June 06 – Remembering the Myall Creek Massacre - Edited by Jane Lydon & Lyndall Ryan

July 18Sand TalkTyson Yunkaporta

September 12Truganini  - Cassandra Pybus

October 24TBA Torres Strait themed title ?

December 05TBA ?