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It’s worth reading the fine print: Looking for South Sea Islander names in Queensland State Archives’ records

Digital Image ID 23968 - Register of Pacific Islander Labourers. Image Queensland State Archives

Recordkeeping is an important task undertaken by public servants today and it was a task made explicit by various pieces of legislation pertaining to South Sea Islanders arriving and working in Queensland in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. For instance, the instruction beside the asterisk in this Register of Pacific Island Labourers, 1865 … Read more

Podcast – A time for telling

Australian South Sea Islanders have a unique identity and heritage that has been enriching Queensland’s cultural diversity for 150 years. 2013 marks a time for telling and sharing memories, stories, and ideas. Listen to Australian South Sea Islanders discuss heir remarkable history and contemporary identity. Speakers include: Joe Leo; Rowena Treive; Jeanette Kirk; Clive Moore; … Read more

Podcast – Bittersweet Queensland (A Night in the JOL)

2013 marks 150 years since the arrival of South Sea Islanders in Queensland. Today, more than 20,000 descendants identify as Australian South Sea Islanders and continue to enrich Queensland’s cultural diversity with their unique identity, spirituality and history. Listen to Dr Kate Evans (ABC Radio National) together with Imelda Miller, Assistant Curator of Torres Strait … Read more