Horizon Festival | Sunshine Coast // 27 Aug - 5 Sep 2021

Reading Between the Lines: Uncovering Butchulla History in the K’Gari Research Archive

Reading Between the Lines: Uncovering Butchulla History in the K’Gari Research Archive

Reading Between the Lines: Uncovering Butchulla History in the K’Gari Research Archive uncovers the hidden stories of the Butchulla people, the traditional custodians of K’gari (Fraser Island), through a creative examination of the K’gari Research Archive. 

Archives of local and national significance across Australia have been founded on colonial systems of record keeping, with institutions valuing written records that uphold the settler-nation narrative. This has resulted in a disproportionate representation of non-Indigenous perspectives in archives, such as the K’gari Research Archive. 

Curator Rose Barrowcliffe brings light to the history of Butchulla people and their country that has previously been concealed through the dominant settler-colonial narrative of this archive to reveal a decolonised perspective of people and place. 

CREDITS 

Image: Map of K’gari and newspaper clipping from the K’gari Research Archive held at USC.  
Curated by Rose Barrowcliffe.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this exhibition contains images, names, and voices of people who are deceased.