Libraries and Knowledge Centres
Indigenous Knowledge Centres in the NPA
Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs) deliver a wide range of information services to people living in regional and remote communities in Queensland. Four of the NPA communities have their own IKC staffed by local NPA community residents and funded by the State Library Queensland (SLQ).
These IKCs provide access to knowledge such as books and records, as well as a range of other reading and study material and free internet access. Specific Indigenous knowledge material are also available.
In the NPA, IKCs provide a range of activities:
- Free computer training, afterschool activities, First Five Forever program for children 0 to 5 years, Story telling, Young mothers group, Writing your own story and Movie Making.
The Northern Peninsula Area IKCs are staffed by and located at:
- Seisia IKC: Mabaline Whap, Tumema St, Seisia, (07) 4069 3690
- New Mapoon IKC: Pauline Lifu, Brown St, New Mapoon, (07) 4069 3444
- Bamaga IKC: Anna Nona, HACC Centre Building, Adidi St, Bamaga
- Umagico IKC: Lorraine Solomon, Charlie St, Umagico, (07) 4083 0333
Opening Hours are 8 am – 5 pm Monday to Friday.
Northern Peninsula Area IKCs receive financial assistance from the Queensland Government through State Library of Queensland.
The IKC staff and NPARC Community Services Manager, Nandy Nona attended professional development in Brisbane from 10 -13 October 2016.
(From L-R) Nandy Nona, Community Services Manager, Mabaline Whap, Seisia IKC, Pauline Lifu, New Mapoon IKC, Lorraine Solomon, Umagico IKC, Anna Nona, Bamaga IKC