Shared History Seminars

SCRGI has presented a number of shared history seminars since 2015. The seminars provide the Sunshine Coast community with information about First Nations’/settlers’ shared history of the frontier; and Aboriginal dispossession in South-East Queensland.. Presented by Indigenous and non-Indigenous people they provide an opportunity for truth telling, discussion and reflection. 

Past seminar topics include:

  • The landscape of Aboriginal Resistance- new research – boras, camps and frontier wars 
  • Songlines and Creation Stories 
  • Exploration & Settlement: Cooperation and Conflict 
  • Missions, Reserves & Forced Removals
  • First People’s Rights- a glimpse of the struggles for justice
  • Reflections on the 1967 Referendum
  • First Nations Languages
  • Patterns of Dispossession & the Way Forward
  • Encounters with Explorers, Convicts & Seafarers
  • Un-Mystery History & Reflections on Reconciliation
  • Exploring Archaeology- Adding to First Nations Stories
  • Settlement & Dispossession: a case study of Guran – Cooran & the Kabi Kabi people
  • Meet the Indigenous Elders
  • Frontier war and Imagining Life before Invasion
  • Stolen Wages

Acknowledgement and Content Advice​

The Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group Incorporated acknowledges and pays respect to Queensland’s past, present and future Traditional Owners and Elders and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website contains images or names of people who have passed away.