Author Bringing their Culture to Samford

An update from the Samford Museum

Melva seated with Geoff, Eileen & Joyce Samford Museum members

In appreciation for the enormous support Melva A Welch has given Samford Museum since the society’s earliest days, members recently presented her with a token of appreciation. 

On Saturday 11th December from 2pm, the Samford Museum along with the Rotary Club of Samford Valley will host a community event for British author Nayef Din. Nayef’s novel ‘The Last Gundir’ (Aboriginal Sorcerer), has signed copies which can be purchased on the day. The book tells the tale of young Bunji of the Turrbal tribe growing up here in South East Queensland. Interspersed with Bunji’s story, the British are sending James Cook on his voyage to the Southern Ocean. The novel is sure to provide new information on Australia’s British history, as well as local indigenous history, particularly relating to the Samford Bora Ring. Nayef is a talented author and has the ability to bring both Bunji’s story and true Australian history to life. In 2017 Nayef was presented with an award from the Turrbal people for his role in raising awareness of Aboriginal culture in Brisbane. Further information can be found on Nayef’s website

2021 has been a very busy year even with Covid 19 interference. School groups from all corners of Brisbane have visited, researchers have furthered their discoveries through our reference collection, while members have continued to maintain the displays. Thank you for visiting.  

During the Christmas/New Year holiday season we will also take a break. Please contact President Geoff 0417 610 983 prior to making any plans to visit during this time.

An Australia Day event is planned for 26th January 2022. This will be held entirely within Museum grounds due to recent work carried out in John Scott Park. More details will be published in January’s edition or contact 

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