Study Circle Kits

The Study Circle Kit is for use by community groups. Within communities, people hold different views of the world developed from their own experiences.

Study circles provide a forum where these differences can be respected and learnt from to work towards a common goal. Members of a study circle become familiar with how to work in this democratically responsible manner.

The kit will assist groups to:

  • Establish a study circle to focus on the future of the local community.
  • Learn the skills that enable a disparate group to work co-operatively.
  • Focus on achievable outcomes.
  • Become leaders in determining futures of communities.

“It was a very good method of each individual learning to understand how groups work and it had very sound foundations.”
(Study group member, Sandy Point, 1999)

The following publications are available for sale for a printed copy or free for a download.

Stories of the Lakes

Stories of the Lake is an annual gathering of storytellers sharing untold stories held on the Bung Yarnda (Lake Tyers) catchment in East Gippsland, Victoria. This CD is a collection of poems and stories inspired by Bung Yardna.

The text of recordings can be found, in a booklet form, here Stories of The Lake (328Kb PDF)  or via the link to individual poems found in the list of contributors in our post Stories of the Lake – recordings of words and music inspired by Bung Yardna (Lake Tyers).

Published Work

The publications listed below are a sample of the knowledge that the Centre has gained and contributed to, through published works.

Cape York Institute Leadership Academy

Noel Pearson is Director of the Cape York Institute  ( and, as enterprise is a central platform in progressing/promoting Indigenous ownership of ventures, Neil was invited to be guest speaker on community enterprise at the Leadership Academy dinner.  The East Gippsland Shire supported his involvement. The invitation to share skills and knowledge of collaborative engagement […]