Reading Between the Lines uncovered 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 brought 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 Butchulla perspective of people, place and archives.
Installation view of Reading Between the Lines at UniSC Art Gallery. Photo: Carl Warner.
12pm, Saturday 28 August 2021