Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History and Culture

Welcoming Spaces

The K'gari Unit at Hervey Bay Library and the Moonaboola Unit at Maryborough Library showcase unique resources pertaining to indigenous history and culture. 

The collection includes:

  • Butchulla language dictionaries
  • Children's language books
  • The Koori Mail – an indigenous-owned and operated newspaper
  • Cultural cemetery records
  • Artefacts
  • Indigenous resources available on an iPad
  • Books of historical or literary significance


The Fraser Coast Regional Council acknowledges to the east, the Butchulla (Badtjala) and to the west, the Kabi Kabi (Gubbi Gubbi) People, their connection to Country (land, sea and sky) and recognises the many places of cultural, spiritual, social and economic significance in the community. We pay respects to their Elders – past, present and emerging. The Fraser Coast Regional Council also acknowledges other First Nation Aboriginals and the Torres Strait Islander people, who reside in the Fraser Coast Region.