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Communities come together for Australian South Sea Islander 150 years Project

2nd march meeting @ the centre Beaudesert. Image supplied by Bronwyn Davies,Bronwyn Davies, Coordinator Cultural Services, Scenic Rim Regional Council

Guest blogger: Bronwyn Davies – Coordinator Cultural Services, Scenic Rim Regional Council Community Conversations have begun in Beaudesert between the Australian South Sea Islander community, the Mununjali elders and with the community around Beaudesert to progress planning a community commemoration to mark the arrival of the first South Sea Islanders as indentured labourers on the … Read more

Australian South Sea Islanders – putting a personal face on the record

South Sea Islanders on the deck of the Moresby Queensland. State Library of Queensland. Image number 23829

Family history research for Australian South Sea Islander can be quite daunting given the rather scattered nature of the available records. However, there are a couple of lesser known and freely available items that can assist in tracing an ancestor’s island of origin and/or the name of the vessel that brought them to Queensland: Persons … Read more

Australian South Sea Islander Resource Discovery Workshop leads to online content

Australian South Sea Islander collections at the State Library of Queensland

The State Library of Queensland invited Australian South Sea Islanders to look at collection materials recently, leading to the digitisation of content for the upcoming 150 years’ commemorations that will take place in the Cultural Centre precinct at South Bank this August. By combining the knowledge of the Australian South Sea Islander descendents with digitisation … Read more