Redland City Council is committed to working with Traditional Owners to promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in our community. Some partnership projects have included the following:
Indigenous war memorabilia and service men and women honour roll
In 2014, Redland City Council created a public exhibition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander war memorabilia.
The exhibition culminated in a public event where the names of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service men and women of Redlands were announced by their family members or Quandamooka People.
Standing Together: The Art of Reconciliation
In 2015, Redland City Council engaged local Quandamooka artists to work with community members and Dunwich State School during National Reconciliation Week to create 11 canvases that represented reconciliation in our community. The resulting artworks were unveiled in NAIDOC Week 2015 and toured key locations in Redland City.
Statement of Recognition
In June 2015, Redland City Council in partnership with Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) unveiled the Quandamooka Statement of Recognition. The statement comprises two metal panels that, through art and words, recognise the Quandamooka People as Traditional Owners of much of Redlands.
The Quandamooka Statement of Recognition stands at the front of Council’s Cleveland Administration Building.
‘Let’s Listen, Let’s Yarn’ speaker forums
In August and September 2015, Redland City Council hosted two days of forums with Quandamooka representatives and invited guests. The forums discussed key community issues as part of the inaugural Quandamooka Festival.