We will have our 15th 'Birthday' in 2019

We were Finalists in the Queensland Reconciliation Awards in 2012

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 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 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.

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.

 

Readings in 2019

February 03Taboo Kim Scott                                                

March 17Of Ashes and Rivers that Run to the SeaMarie Munkara                   

April 28Growing up Aboriginal in Australia - Edited by Anita Heiss

June 02The Missing Man  - Peter Rees

July 21Common People (short stories)Tony Birch

September 15TBA - TBA

October 20TBATBA

December 01Moment of Truth, History & Australia’s Future Mark McKenna