Sunshine Coast Libraries celebrates the First Nations 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were Australia’s first explorers, first navigators, first engineers, first farmers, first botanists, first scientists, first diplomats, first astronomers and first artists. And, thanks to Sunshine Coast Libraries, families now have a wealth of First Nations resources at their fingertips, to discover and learn about the world’s oldest culture.

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Picture books

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Non Fiction

eMovies

Stream these First Nations eMovies on Beamafilm for free with your library membership card:

  • The Song Keepers (E ) – Four generations of song women that make up the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir go on a historic journey.
  • Boxing for Palm Island (E ) – Uncle Ray has brought back boxing to Palm Island and with it a new era of hope, strength and courage.
  • Emu Runner (PG) – A story about the impact a mother’s death has on an Aboriginal family living in an isolated community.
  • In My Blood it Runs (PG) – Follow Dujuan as his family endeavour to keep him safe in the Western world by grounding him in language, culture and identity.

Borrow First Nations puzzles and toys from the Toy Library.

Not a member yet? Visit your local Sunshine Coast Library or join online. 

Discover local artwork, history and culture through Sunshine Coast Council’s Heritage website: 

Visit Bankfoot House to immerse yourself in a historical VR experience showcasing First Nations culture, ceremony and daily life in the Glass House Mountains.

Compiled by Karen Gawen, Young People’s Services Supervisor, Sunshine Coast Libraries. 

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