NSI Museum on Minjerribah is a social history museum emphasising contemporary collecting. The museum’s objective and rationale is to represent the 65,000 years or so of Aboriginal history, the British invasion and colonisation and a complex shared history of less than 200 years. Our Walking Together program is an active process to properly engage with, document and display the shared journey of living together on Minjerribah and that the museum is on unceded Quandamooka Lands. The essence is that our social history is Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal; sometime in conflict; sometime in cooperation.
10:00am – 2:00pm
10:00am – 2:00pm
10:00am – 2:00pm
10:00am – 2:00pm
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Tours available Monday & Tuesday
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Meet our Team
I am an Administration Manager (fixed term) at the museum. I love working at the museum learning about the island’s people, places, events and history, and being part of a wonderful, vibrant space and community organisation.
Quals BSc (Hons) (Rdg), PhD (Griff)
Awards Centenary Medal
Dr Howard Guille is a retired trade union official and tertiary teacher and researcher.
He was the Queensland Secretary of the National Tertiary Education Union from 1992 to 2006 and represented the Queensland Council of Unions on the Queensland Heritage Council in 1990-92 and 2006-2012. He has undertaken research and written on a wide range of topics. His latest book is Paltry Paradise: A History of the Dunwich Benevolent Asylum. He is an editor of Australian Options and of the Queensland Journal of Labour History.
I am a Quandamooka woman of the Ngugi people. I live on Minjerribah and grew up on Quandamooka country.
I am a committee member and volunteer at NSIMM. I am a weaver and my practice draws inspiration from the many stories connected to Quandamooka weaving, guided by Ancestral hands, Elders memories, respect for Mother Earth and our sacred waters.
I recently completed a Master of Philosophy – Regenerating Quandamooka Weaving: Solving the Knot and continue sharing our practices intergenerationally, ensuring knowledge of our weaving never comes close to disappearing again.
Avril Quaill is a Quandamooka woman with extensive experience in Australia’s arts and cultural ecology. Avril has held senior curatorial positions with the National Gallery of Australia and the Queensland Art Gallery. She is a Founding Member of the Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative. Her past work includes with the Queensland Indigenous Arts Marketing and Export Agency (QIAMEA); Artistic Director of the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF), lead curator and artistic director of the Quandamooka Festival. Avril served on significant committees including Australia’s National Cultural Heritage Committee and is a former member of the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Board of Trustees. She is currently Principal, First Nations Engagement with the Queensland Museum Network.
I have always loved Straddie since visiting as a child. Now I like to share the island’s interesting history with others.
Tegan Burns, our museum Administration Manager, who graduated from the Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity (AFSE) Social Change Leadership program at University of Melbourne in August 2022.
Tegan is a much valued employee, who contributes her wide range of skills and knowledge to the museum, and recently researched and co-collaborated with producing the ‘Getting Equal’ exhibition.
Tegan also volunteers as the Director and Co-founder of Goompi Give and Grow, a not for profit organisation, which facilitates community events and workshops.
I have a Master of Arts in Cultural Heritage Studies from James Cook University. I am the current President of Oral History Queensland and sit on the Oral History Australia committee. I work 20 hours a week at the Museum as a Musarian and bring a strong focus on Oral History to my professional practice. I have been participating at the Museum since 2001.
I am a Ngugi woman of Quandamooka. I grew up in Brisbane where I studied nursing and midwifery and worked in those fields for all my working life. Now retired, I am living on Minjerribah and enjoying every aspect of island life.
I have more than two decades' professional experience in the history and heritage sector, having held positions as a community historian and curator on the mainland. My involvement with NSIMM began in about 2002, and included collaborating in a professional capacity on numerous projects as well as sitting on the committee. After a short break, I rejoined the Museum in 2016 as a volunteer and committee member, with a particular interest in collections, exhibitions and displays.
What are some of the ancient placenames?
Why are there over 8500 people buried in unmarked graves in the Dunwich (Goompi) cemetery?
Was there ever a dead man on Deadman’s Beach?
What are some of the roads in Amity Point (Pulan) named after?
The North Stradbroke Island Museum on Minjerribah (NSIMM) is a great place to find out the answers to these questions – and lots more – and to connect with the people and the history of the Island.
NSIMM is a social history museum emphasising contemporary collecting. The museum’s objective and rationale is to represent the 25,000 years or so of Aboriginal history, the British invasion and colonisation and a complex shared history of less than 200 years.
Our Walking Together program is an active process to properly engage with, document and display the shared journey of living together on Minjerribah and that the museum is on unceded Quandamooka Lands. The essence is that our social history is Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal; sometime in conflict; sometime in cooperation.
We are very proud of the recognition and awards we have received for the work we do at the Museum. They include:
GAAMA Gallery and Museum Achievement Award Winner / Organisations Volunteer Run.
Exhibition 'Getting Equal: Australia's First Successful Aboriginal Wages Case'
Redland City Council Reconciliation Award Nominee
GAMAA Gallery and Museum Achievement Award: Individual – Geoff Moore, President
GAMAA Gallery and Museum Achievement Award: Engagement: Organisations with Paid Staff