If you want to learn more about Aboriginal culture then Shellharbour City Libraries is there to help.
The collection combines existing and new resources about Aboriginal history, issues, art and culture.
Guided by the Aboriginal Advisory Committee, Shellharbour City Council hopes to grow the new collection to include more local content about, and for, the Dharawal people, as well as the broader community.
As part of this process, the residents are encouraged to make suggestions for specific resources or subjects.
The collection is based at City Library but can be searched online via the library catalogue. Library staff can assist with finding materials.
Shellharbour Mayor Marianne Saliba said she was thrilled to launch the library’s new collection as part of the celebration of the council’s Aboriginal Advisory Committee’s 20th birthday.
“The new Aboriginal Culture collection is another milestone to add to the list of the committee’s achievements over the years,” Cr Saliba said.
“It was wonderful to be joined by Jodi Edwards on behalf of the committee, Damien Webb, State Library NSW Indigenous Services manager, and Aunty Lindy Lawler who gave a heart-warming Welcome to Country. It was also special to have so many of the council’s Aboriginal staff in attendance.
“The Aboriginal Culture collection is a resource that we want to grow and evolve so that it will remain responsive to community needs and continue to support learning and understanding of Aboriginal Culture across the Shellharbour community.”