deadly videos

Here you can view deadly videos featuring the stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders. 

Did you know you can create an audio or video file of your own deadly story, a story about someone you know or a story about a project happening in your community to feature in the deadly stories gallery? For more information, see our frequently asked questions

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned photographs on this website may contain images of deceased persons which may cause sadness or distress.

Mr Deeral documentary

Mr Deeral was Queensland's first Indigenous Member of Parliament. Mr Deeral represented the seat of Cook in the Queensland Parliament from 1974 to 1977.

Earlier this year a documentary was made about the Queensland Parliament’s acknowledgement of Mr Deeral and his attendance at the Inaugural Eric Deeral Indigenous Youth Parliament in Brisbane afterwards.

Murri Minutes

The Murri Minutes feature the deadly stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Central Queensland. The Murri Minutes celebrate people who are following their dreams, working hard and making a difference in their local communities.

kuril dhagun Deadly Stories

The ‘kuril dhagun Deadly Stories’ project worked with people with little or no film experience. These short films were created by community through film-making workshops with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Cairns, Townsville, Wujal Wujal, Cooktown and Toowoomba.

The workshops were conducted by the State Library of Queensland in partnership with local libraries and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations.