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The Mauri Stone at the Library

The State Library of NSW hosted the 10th International Indigenous Librarian’s Forum last February. The biennial Forum presents an opportunity to discuss ideas about best practices within libraries, educational institutions, archives and museums relating to Indigenous collections, services, people and communities. This years’ theme was “Knowledge connections, survival and activism” and the focus was on tangible and intangible knowledge, cultural survival and future trends. 

The Mauri Stone, carved by Bernard Makoare, carries the life principle of the Forum and holds the memories of discussions. Each host site cares for the Mauri Stone and takes it around their country so that others may contribute to the life principle of the Forum. We are really proud to be hosting the stone here at the Library.

A stone covered with some textile

The Mauri Stone, carved by Bernard Makoare.