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Book Review – Rev. William Gray (1895) – The Kanaka, or how the Queensland planters get and treat their ———.

Contents Synopsis - The Kanaka by Rev. William Gray

The Reverend William Gray published The Kanaka or how the Queensland planters get and treat their ———, in Adelaide in 1895. Gray was reacting to what he saw was an immoral trade in labour which adversely affected, or diminished, all who were involved.  He saw the practice of recruiting Melanesians as labourers as a form … Read more

Across the Coral Sea; Loyalty Islanders in Queensland exhibition

Across the Coral Sea Exhibition, Bibliotheque Bernheim

In 2001, an historical and photographic exhibition entitled Across the Coral Sea: Loyalty Islanders in Queensland was held at the Bibliotheque Bernheim in Noumea, New Caledonia. The majority of the images in the exhibition were sourced from the collections of the State Library of Queensland’s John Oxley Library, with John Oxley Library staff members assisting … Read more