NAIDOC Week 2020

 17 October 2020

Emu Runner Film

Indigenous Sites in the City of Monash

NAIDOC Week Storytime

Emu Runner – film screening. 

Monash Public Library Service is promoting a special screening of the 2019 film Emu Runner on Tuesday 10 November at 6.30pm. Emu Runner is a story about the impact that a mother’s death has on an Aboriginal family living in an isolated community perched on an ancient river and surrounded by sprawling plains. The story is seen through the eyes of a spirited 8 year old girl called Gem, who deals with her grief by forging a bond with a wild emu (a mythical bird of her ancestors). This spiritual dreaming is a bond she will do anything to keep, even if it puts her at odds with others. 

Emu Runner is available free for Monash library members to watch online via the Beamafilm library


Group Members of the new library online film club MonashFlix will be able to post comments either during or at the end of the screening. To join MonashFlix (and/or to find out more about it), go here.

Other Beamafilm content that highlights Indigenous culture and heritage include Around the Block, Spear, Walkabout, The Song Keepers and The Tracker

Indigenous Sites in the City of Monash: A guide for NAIDOC Week 2020

This short video is a guide to several locations around the City of Monash that have a connection to our local Indigenous heritage. Prepared by Monash Public Library Service with material sourced from Monash City Council, the guide will be available to watch on the library YouTube channel from Sunday 8 November.

NAIDOC Week Storytime

Monash Public Library Service will be conducting a special Indigenous-themed online storytime using the ZOOM platform on Thursday 12 November at 2pm. Join us for a reading of Bush Tracks by Ros Moriarty, illustrated by Balarinji and Summer Rain also by Ros Moriarty and Balarinji


Book for this live online ZOOM event on TryBooking.

The library also has access to a range of Indigenous stories via the Story Box and eBooks & Audiobooks apps.