Through this year’s NAIDOC theme we are encouraged to ‘Get up, Stand up, Show up’. We celebrate the leaders who’ve been the champions of change that span generations. The National Library is hosting and facilitating a number of events throughout the week - you can find all the details below. Join us and see how you can ‘Get up, Stand Up, Show up’ this NAIDOC week.
First Australian communities are invited to join the Austlang Code-a-thon. Contribute your knowledge to collections from all over Australia in Trove and make them findable for others by tagging items with the relevant language code from AustLang.
It’s easy to do and together we can make a huge impact to important First Australians cultural materials in Trove.
This NAIDOC week, from 3-10 July, make a cuppa and take some time to look for your cultural material in Trove, and let’s see how many items we can tag! You can find out more about the AustLang code-a-thon here.
NAIDOC Afternoons in the Theatre
Join us in the National Library Theatre on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3pm as we screen stories of those who have lived ‘Get up, Stand up, Show up’. These screenings are available courtesy of our friends at the National Film and Sound Archive.
No bookings are required to attend the screenings – just show up and enjoy! Each screening runs for approximately 30 minutes.
Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that these screenings may contain images and/or audio of deceased persons.
Australian Biography: Charlie Perkins
Monday 4 July, 3pm, National Library Theatre
Charles Perkins gives his own account of his early life in Alice Springs and Adelaide, his youth as a soccer star, his work on behalf of Aboriginal people and his vision for the future of Australia.
Australian Biography: Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue
Wednesday 6 July, 3pm, National Library Theatre
In 1976, Lois was the first Aboriginal woman to be awarded an Order of Australia. In 1983 she was honoured with a CBE and in 1984 she was made Australian of the Year. In March 1990, Lois became the founding chairperson of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission.
Australian Biography: Jimmy Little
Friday 8 July, 3pm, National Library Theatre
Jimmy Little talks about what stardom meant for a boy from the bush, and the profound impact that his Aboriginal heritage has had on his life, and more recently, his music.
Instagram NAIDOC Quiz
Follow us on Instagram and test your knowledge with our daily NAIDOC quizzes that explore ‘Get up, Stand up, Show up’ through music, film, art and history.
Reading Room Book Display
This NAIDOC week we’ve got some excellent titles on display in the Main Reading Room to promote First Nations voices through storytelling.
Selected by the Library’s Indigenous Graduate, the items have been chosen to reflect this year’s NAIDOC theme by showcasing First Nation people and events that have stood up and inspired others. Visit the Library to delve further into our growing collection of First Australian stories.
The 2022 National NAIDOC Poster incorporating the Aboriginal Flag and the Torres Strait Islander Flag (licensed by the Torres Strait Island Council). Design by Ryhia Dank.