Acknowledgement of traditional custodians

Queensland Treasury acknowledges Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and custodians of the land. We recognise their connection to land, sea and community, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

Rich history, thriving future.

Artwork story

This artwork tells the story of Queensland Treasury acknowledging and celebrating First Nations peoples, cultures, and contributions.

It’s a story that begins at the heart of the State’s economy – Queensland Treasury’s place of duty and responsibility. The starting point of a journey towards being more inclusive than ever before.

By connecting with First Nations people in exciting new ways and sharing stories old and new in relation to the land and its people, we can build strong and authentic relationships for the benefit of every Queenslander.

Just as Queensland Treasury plays an essential role in securing Queensland’s future for generations to come, the importance of contributions by First Nations people to our State cannot be overstated. It is Queensland Treasury’s responsibility and honour to recognise and celebrate First Nations cultures, contributions, and achievements, and create connections with First Nations people and communities wherever we can.

By taking these steps to connect meaningfully with communities all over Queensland, Queensland Treasury can help pave the way to a shared and more equitable future where every Queenslander has the chance to thrive.

Rich history, thriving future.

The artwork concept and narrative were developed by David Williams. As a proud
Wakka Wakka man, artist and Executive Director of Gilimbaa, David brings a lifetime of culture and connections to Gilimbaa. David was influenced by his immediate family and his Elders who encouraged him to use his creative skills as a tool to connect his culture to the wider community.

David uses creativity as an effective tool of 21st century cultural communication, using this as a platform to share, educate and celebrate First Nations culture.

Last updated: 13 June 2023