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 03 – Taboo – Kim Scott
March 17 – Of Ashes and Rivers that Run to the Sea – Marie Munkara
April 28 – Growing up Aboriginal in Australia - Edited by Anita Heiss
June 02 – The Missing Man - Peter Rees
July 21 – Common People (short stories) – Tony Birch
September 15 – TBA - TBA
October 20 – TBA – TBA
December 01 – Moment of Truth, History & Australia’s Future – Mark McKenna