Support Indigenous business this Easter

This weekend is the start of the Easter long weekend, and of course two weeks of schools holidays for South East Queensland. While for some it means a trip off camping or having a lovely meal with family, for many others their businesses will be working full steam ahead.

We’ve researched a few of our Indigenous businesses who will be trading through Easter, whose services and products you might like to take advantage of.

1. CJ’s Island Pizza

313508_233587303367030_1478794070_nWhen Easter comes around Stradbroke Island calls. And when you’re on Stradbroke, CJ’s Island Pizza is the only place to be. CJ’s was created and is run by one of the SEQICC’s founding members (and inaugural President), Mr Charlie Jia, and his wife Michelle. CJ’s has a totally original ‘island style’ menu that you will just love.

Easter 2015 Trading Hours: CJ’s Island Pizza is open everyday from 4pm – 8pm during the Queensland School Holidays including the Easter and ANZAC Public Holidays.

2. Nomad’s Palace

1898259_980048815358122_3647408218753827397_n Are you looking for gifts with an international flavour? Or locally-made jams and iced teas? Nomad’s Palace is a 100% owned and operated artisan cafe at Eat Street Markets at Hamilton.

Easter Trading Hours: Friday and Saturday nights (Easter Weekend)

3. InTravel Group

IMG_4177Indigenous travel agency InTravel Group specialises in all flights, accommodation and car hire! Make sure you consider InTravel for nay last minute changes you might need to make over the Easter and ANZAC period.

4. Hogarth Arts

scarf_wetland_2Why not get something a little different from chocolate this Easter? Something a little more permanent. Hogarth Arts is owned and operated by Brisbane based Stephen Hogarth. Stephen is a regular market seller who has a website stocked full with amazing products.

5. Dreamtime Kullilla Art

Shop Front Art 3If you’re staying in the South East and are looking to do a little shopping, Dreamtime Kullilla will be open all Easter weekend. As they continue to get ready for the opening of their Culture Cave in May, they need to clear extra stock, with discounted prices on Brothaboy and Sistagirl products. Head over to Unit 7/349 MacDonnell Road, Clontarf.

Easter Opening Hours: Each day from 9am to 4pm.

6. The Critical Classroom

IMG_4869If you’re looking for Easter craft to do with your children this Easter, you can’t go any further than Easter is Deadly from the Critical Classroom. The Critical Classroom has a range of hard cover books as well as downloadable products available from the Critical Classroom Online Shop.

Please note: All information was correct at the time of printing. You should check with individual vendors regarding information about their products.


Indigenous Business Networking – MONDAY Coffee Morning (16th March 2015)

seqicc-coffee-morning-2015-03-16-inviteJoin Indigenous Business people, Indigenous not-for-profit leaders and our supporters, for an informal morning of networking and relationship building.

The SEQICC and co-host Shared Hope Training will meet at the Shared Hope Cafe at 327 Deception Bay Road, Deception Bay on MONDAY morning 7.30am – 10.00am on 16th of March 2015. RSVP is essential via the SEQICC Facebook Event or email

Feel free to pop in for ten minutes or stay for 2 hours!

Check out our Indigenous Business Networking – Friday Coffee Morning Photo Album on the SEQICC Facebook page.

About the Indigenous Business Networking: Weekly events –

  • The event is free each week, you just pay the cost of your transport to and from the event, plus the cost of your coffee and/or breakfast.
  • Would you like to be a co-host? Read more at our Hosting Guidelines.
  • For more event information, please contact Leesa.