Brisbane

Black History Month

2008 was the first year that Brisbane City Council launched Black History Month after consultation with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, who were in strong support for a cultural program that highlights their heritage, culture, achievements and contributions. “The communities suggested a range of activities for the broader community to enjoy and better understand the history and cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Brisbane.” (Brisbane City Council, 2021)

Some of the events are here at QUT.

Kuta Meeanjin Dreaming at The Sphere, Kelvin Grove E Block. It’s an interactive experience showcasing First Nations history from the local Kelvin Grove area.

Maiwar Augmented Reality at The Cube, Gardens Point, Science and Engineering Centre, P Block. It too is showcasing First Nations history with the virtual songlines of Maiwar and an augmented reality experience of pre-colonised Meeanjin (Brisbane).

Check the council website to see when and where other events are on.

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