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RQI News - November 2018
 
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Thirst for the truth continues unabated
2018 will be remembered as a watershed moment for Reconciliation in Australia. More and more people are now demanding the truth be told about our history, so that our nation can finally come of age. As calls for treaties with our First Nations peoples grow ever louder, this edition of RQI News highlights the important contributions of Queenslanders who are working to make this vision a reality.
 
 

Dr Ray Kerkhove draws crowd for important history lesson

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It was a full house at Mitchelton Library on November 3rd for a talk by Dr Ray Kerkhove on the boundaries and curfews affecting Brisbane Aboriginal life in the 19th and 20th centuries. The professional historian, cultural researcher and writer is currently a visiting research fellow at Griffith University, assisting the Harry Gentle Resource Centre, a digital portal on pre-1859 Queensland history. Ray specialises in the Aboriginal history and material culture of southern Queensland (1820s-1890s) and, as he began his presentation at Reconciliation Queensland’s general meeting, he noted that he was in the company of “a very informed audience”.

 
 

AGM 2018: Co-Chairs report increase in Reconciliation activities across Queensland

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By all accounts, 2018 was a busy and productive year for Reconciliation Queensland Incorporated. The report by our Co-Chairs, Peter Jackson and Aunty Heather Castledine, presented at the Annual General Meeting 2018 on Saturday, October 6th at Arana Leagues Club, was evidence of just how busy we were and has been reproduced for the information of members with photos from our activities throughout the year.

 
 

RQI’s Christmas Gathering - Monday, December 3rd

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You’re invited to join Reconciliation Queensland for a Christmas Gathering at the yourtown offices in Milton. Come and hear reconciliation and RAP Groups talk about their journey to reconciliation. Christmas dinner will be catered as we listen to our presenters from the various groups and organisations. Celebrate Christmas with others in the Reconciliation Movement. Cost is just $20 per head or $10 for concession. Monday December 3rd, starting at 6pm. RSVP to Aunty Heather Castledine.

 
 
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Post from the Past

As proposed at a recent RQI general meeting, Posts from the Past will feature on RQI´s website from time to time. The one is a repost of a story titled ´Aboriginal domestics´ published in the Maitland Daily Mercury just over 100 years ago.

 
 

UQ RAP Launch

The University of Queensland’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Launch is on Wednesday 5 December 2018, from 10–11.30am, Great Court Marquee, UQ St Lucia. All welcome, but you'll need to RSVP.

Celebrating Reconciliation Small Grants Program

Applications for the Queensland Government's Celebrating Reconciliation Small Grants Program close Friday 7 December 2018.