JCU Events The Bragge Collection Launch

JCU Events

Wed, 22 May 2019

The Bragge Collection Launch


When: 22 May 19, 10am -- 1pm

Division of Student Life and Division of Tropical Environments & Societies
invites you to the Bragge Collection Launch

The Bragge Collection features two intimately connected components - more than 600 material culture artefacts collected and documented by Laurie Bragge, and his personal library containing various resources, which he has used extensively to write his multi-volume history of the Sepik.

Laurie Bragge spent more than 50 years living and working in Papua New Guinea after taking a job with the Australian administration as a Patrol Officer (aka Kiap) in 1961. During this time he developed a deep appreciation and respect for Papua New Guinea, its culture and peoples.

This generous donation has been gifted to James Cook University to facilitate further research into this diverse and fascinating tropical region and the societies that call it home.

Image credit: Clay figure from Dimiri Village, East Sepik Province, Bragge Collection
Photo credit: Dr Daniela Vavrova

Special Guest speakers

Professor Sandra Harding, AO, Vice Chancellor and President, James Cook University
Dr Andrew Moutu, Director blong PNG National Museum and Arts Gallery itoktok
Professor Nola Alloway, Dean, College of Arts, Society and Education, James Cook University
Mr Laurie Bragge, Collection Donor


Cairns Campus Library  (B1)
10.00am  Arrival and light refreshments
10.30am  Official Launch with special guest speakers
11.00am   Invitation to view the Exhibition and displays

The Cairns Institute (D3) 11.30am   Invitation to view expanded Exhibition and light lunch
12.00pm   Screening of film, A Blank on the Map (Lecture Theatre D3.054)

JCU Library Special Collection and the College of Arts, Society & Education

Parking Update
Parking at the Cairns Campus Library Carparks (P6 and P7) between 9am and 2pm will not incur any costs on the day of this event. View the Cairns Parking Map for more information.

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