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State Library of New South Wales Indigenous Services Visit to Tasmania, 3-5 April


Thorpe, K and Taylor, R, State Library of New South Wales Indigenous Services Visit to Tasmania, 3-5 April, SLNSW Indigenous Services, Sydney (2017) [Consultants Report]

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From 3-5 April 2017 Kirsten Thorpe and Rebe Taylor met with Tasmanian Aboriginal community members in Launceston and Hobart to begin building relationships and to discuss the management of the collections in the Library significant that are significant to the Tasmanian Aborigines’ history and culture.

A key focus of the meetings was the Library’s plan to digitise the journals and papers of George Augustus Robinson in 2018-2019, a collection of considerable cultural and historical significance to the Tasmanian Aboriginal community.

The overall response from the Aboriginal people we met was that their community should have an initial and largely exclusive role in determining the protocols and release of collections significant to their history and culture. They agreed a community reference group should be charged with this responsibility. While they varied on how that reference group should be comprised, this report recommends some solutions in its final section.

Item Details

Item Type:Consultants Report
Keywords:Tasmania, history, Aboriginal archives, library
Research Division:Indigenous Studies
Research Group:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, language and history
Research Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's past
UTAS Author:Taylor, R (Dr Rebe Taylor)
ID Code:135902
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:College Office - CALE
Deposited On:2019-11-20
Last Modified:2019-11-22

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