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Queensland - Organisation

Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (1973 - c. 1992)

From
1973
To
c. 1992
Categories
Care Provider, Catholic, Church Agency and Community Service Organisation
Alternative Names
  • Aboriginal and Islander Catholic Council (Also known as)
  • AICC (Acronym)
Location
Queensland

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council was established in 1973. According to Sherriff, the AICC was designed to "provide a unifying centre for all involved in Aboriginal and Islander Ministry and give official recognition to the importance of that work". The AICC appears to have been wound up in around 1992, when the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference recognised the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (NATSICC) as an advisory body to the bishops.

Details

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council was formally established at a meeting in Adelaide in September 1973. The first conference of the Queensland AICC was held at Yeppoon in January 1974.

In the 1970s, the Queensland AICC received funding from Aboriginal Hostels Limited to run Kiah Hostel and St Martin's Centre. (Later, from around 1992, Kiah Hostel was run by Centacare Brisbane).

Provided 'Care' At

Sources used to compile this entry: "A history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait participation in Christ the King Parish: undertaken by the Racism Awareness Group on behalf of the Parish Pastoral Council", March 1994, courtesy of Brisbane Archdiocesan Archives. Aboriginal Hostels Limited, Annual Report, 1983-84, p.36, courtesy of Brisbane Archdiocesan Archives.

Prepared by: Cate O'Neill