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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tales And Traditional Culture

Bribie Island Library is aiming to give residents an insight into local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture this April.

Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Division 1 Councillor Gary Parsons said that during April the library’s Welcoming Place would host a display of traditional, tools, paintings and decorative items.

“If you’d like to know more about the traditional culture and the stories of our local indigenous people or learn about the sites of significance around Sandstone Point and Toorbul then here’s your chance,” Cr Parsons said.

He said two special activities were also planned for younger library audiences and school groups.

“From 10am to 11am on Wednesday, April 6, Minnie Mace and Marg Grant will present Yarning Tales. It’s an interactive story telling and information sharing session for older children and school students and it will be followed by a taste of traditional bush tucker.

“Then on Tuesday, April 12, Lola Reddy from the Caboolture C&K Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander unit will tell Dreamtime stories. The stories are suitable for children aged eight and under but all are welcome.”

Cr Parsons said the Welcoming Place activities were free and all were welcome to attend. For further details contact the library at 3408 1388.