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Joskeleigh: Homeward bound, opens 2 August 2013

Mr Russell Brown, Old Joskeleigh School, Joskeleigh, 2013.

Guest blogger – Josh Tarrant, Museum Development Officer, Rockhampton  In May 2013, the Museum Development Office of Central Queensland and the Joskeleigh South Sea Islander Museum began the development of Joskeleigh: Homeward bound, an oral history and exhibition project that focuses on personal recollections of Joskeleigh and what it means to those associated with it.  … Read more

Digitised @ SLQ – QLD Government Action Plan for ASSI, 2001

Queensland Government Action Plan: Australian South Sea Islander Community  Reviewed by Olivia Robinson, Manager, Research, Advocacy and Partnerships, State Library of Queensland The Queensland Government Action Plan: Australian South Sea Islander Community (the ‘Action Plan’) was developed in July 2001 by the then Beattie Labour Government and is now considered an historic document as opposed … Read more

This is Our Story – Join in the planning to commemorate 150 years of Australian South Sea Islander history in Beaudesert

Australian South Sea Islanders are invited to participate in This is Our Story - Community Cafe Saturday 27 July 2013

Guest blogger: Bronwyn Davies – Coordinator Cultural Services, Scenic Rim Regional Council We are getting  closer to the Beaudesert Australian South Sea Islander 150 Commemoration event This is Our Story ( 24th August)  and the launch of the Echoes-ASSI 150 exhibition,( 23rd August). Organisers are holding a Community Café in Beaudesert Saturday 27th July from … Read more

Australian South Sea Islander Groove Nation – ASSIGN Music Project

Namarca Corowa playing at the Mackay Australia Day Awards Ceremony 2013

Guest blogger:  Namarca Corowa – Coordinator ASSIGN Music Project Music, singing and storytelling are the life blood of many Australian South Sea Island families.  Unfortunately many traditional songs, stories and even dances have long since been removed from the South Sea Islander people by the Australian government 150 years ago.  Many Australian South Sea Islander’s … Read more