The University of Queensland

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www.uq.edu.au

Ministry of Native Land Titles

The Ministry of Native Land Titles is a proposal for a new government building in Canberra, designed to host the country’s native claims courts.

Envisioned as part of a broader scheme to de-colonise government buildings in Australia, the Ministry consists of three court rooms, a ceremonial space and accommodation for visiting elders, as well as administrative offices. The cladding of the building is made from a mixed body clay, produced by mixing soil from all of the Indigenous clans of Australia, creating a distinctly Indigenous aesthetic without the overt use of Indigenous iconography.

The University of Queensland

WEBSITE

www.uq.edu.au

Ministry of Native Land Titles

The Ministry of Native Land Titles is a proposal for a new government building in Canberra, designed to host the country’s native claims courts.

Envisioned as part of a broader scheme to de-colonise government buildings in Australia, the Ministry consists of three court rooms, a ceremonial space and accommodation for visiting elders, as well as administrative offices. The cladding of the building is made from a mixed body clay, produced by mixing soil from all of the Indigenous clans of Australia, creating a distinctly Indigenous aesthetic without the overt use of Indigenous iconography.

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