I’ve Been Working on the Railways, continues to travel around the country…

I've Been Working on the Railway exhibition is currently touring around Australia.  The Rail Workshop Museum, Ipswich.

Guest blogger:  Geraldine Mate, Senior Curator, The Railway Workshops Museum The travelling exhibition I’ve Been Working on the Railways has continued to tour around Australia and has been well received so far in Townsville and in Canberra, where it is currently on display at the National Archives. In Townsville, I had the pleasure of attending … Read more

ASSI150 – SEQ, showcases Australian South Sea Islander Artists…

An image of the art installation in the exhibition at the State Library of Queensland, 2013.

Guest blogger: John Waldron – ASSI 150 SEQ Project Coordinator A strong feature of the ASSI150 SEQ program was the showcase of Australian South Sea Islander artists and Australian South Sea Islander arts workers. The series of Australian South Sea Islander exhibitions, developed by regional and state facilities, provided the first opportunity to promote Australian South Sea Islander artists and … Read more

Australian South Sea Islander 150 South East Queensland Project

South East Queensland, Australian South Sea Islander Logo, Components designed by Luther Cora, 2013.

Guest blogger: John Waldron – ASSI 150 SEQ Project Coordinator ASSI 150 SEQ was a commemorative program presented across south east Queensland (SEQ) from June to September 2013. The program delivered a series of small and large scale events, exhibitions and gatherings to an estimated 40,000 people. In 2010, representatives from the Australian South Sea … Read more

Digitised@SLQ – Imperial and Colonial Acts

Imperial and colonial acts relating to the Pacific Island labour trade, and regulations and instructions for the guidance of Government agents appointed under the Pacific Island labourers act of 1880, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Image No.708270-s0001

Imperial and Colonial Acts Reviewed by Catherine Blanchfield – Queensland Content Coordinator, State Library of Queensland This volume puts together the following Colonial (including Queensland, Victorian et al.) and Imperial (British) legislation and regulations concerning the conditions, employment, treatment and ‘acquisition’ or ‘recruitment’ of’ Pacific Islander people to that date of 1884: • The Pacific Islanders … Read more

Glenlyon House

Glenlyon, a residence in Ashgrove 1931. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg  199270

Guest blogger: Kathleen Mary Fallon – John Oxley Library Fellow, State Library of Queensland [This article contains the word ‘Kanaka’, the name used to describe South Sea Islanders who worked in the Sugar Industry.  This name is used today in the local community but it is important to note that some people are still deeply … Read more