Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Darnley Island

Maiem!! Greetings from Erub Darnley Island a beautiful paradise in the East.
Darnley is situated in the Top Eastern part of the Torres Strait. It's population is about 400 people.

We the Erubians a so blessed to live on this island, it is a volcanic island with very rich vegetation soil and it is surrounded by beautiful coral reefs and the other inhabited island in the Torres Straits. We have two stores on the island our main store is the IBIS and the other one is the Convinence Store. We have a council office which the library shares a space, theres also other services in the community such as Police, Customs, AQIS, Bracs, Immigration and Sports and Recreation. We have a primary school and a Arts and Cultral Centre Building at the school. The accomodations avalible on the island is the Norahs Ark Guest House and the councils Five star dongas and winsok dongas.


The Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC) was opened at the school on the 11th of October 2002 before moving down to the council office on the 6th of July 2007.

We have a range of book stock from Reference books, Adult fiction and non-fiction books, Junior fiction and non-fiction books, Picture and Board books, Cd's, DVD's, Videos, Talking books and Comic books. We have internet access at our public computer and a kareoke machine.

The IKC is not only a place where you go and
do quiet reading but it is a place where you go to get or find informations that you need and also a place where you can interact with other people in the community as well.


8 comments:

State Library - Cairns said...

Hi Louisa - it's working!
I KNEW you'd like this colour!

James

Suzette said...

this is really cool. I accessed directly from the test feed widget. Really only just a click away. Cheers, Susan

Terena said...

Hi Louisa
How good are you and how beautiful is your Island. You'll have everyone who reads your Blog wanting to come up there and see for themselves what your Island has to offer. Wait until we have Blogs up for every IKC won't the rest of the world be jealous of where you all live.
Regards Terena.

Renee said...

Hi Louisa
ooh Too good - you go girl!!
Well done in being the first IKC in the Cape and Torres Strait to start a Blog.
This is a great way of staying in touch and in tune with the world.
Look forward to seeing and hearing all about it in a fortnight at the Administrators Conference.
Ren

donna.antony said...

Hi Louisa

I work at State Library in Brisbane and am so jealous of your beautiful island. It's cold and overcast here this morning and I just want to jump back into bed with a good book. Love your blog.
Donna

Lyn Thompson said...

Hi Louisa,
You have done a fantastic job with your blog!!!! and not one 'What ever' in sight!!!
I hope everything is going great on Darnley, it seems like such a long time ago since I was there!!!!
Keep up the great work my friend and I look forward to reading future updates!!
Take care
Lyn Thompson, SLQ

Erub IKC said...

Hi Lyn long time no ear! "Whatever"

Lyn Thompson said...

Hi Louisa and Evelyn,

"Whatever" to you too!! It was great to see you comment back to me!
I have heard some great things about you both from Mary who was one of the trainers at the IKC workshop last week!! I told Mary that I think you are both amazing women!!!!
Send me an email to let me know how things are going at the library and on the island, my email address is still the same lyn.thompson@slq.qld.gov.au
Evelyn, how is your beautiful baby going? How old is she now?
I hope to hear from you soon. Take care. Lyn