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Contribution to the ASSI 150th by Queensland State Archives

Cover of one of the registers in the Australian South Sea Islander Collection at the Queensland State Archives.

During 2013 Queensland State Archives has been privileged to participate in many commemorative events. As the Australian South Sea Islander Collection at the Archives provides documentary evidence of the government’s role in regulating the indentured labour system, it was an ideal opportunity to showcase this collection to the community and make links with many organisations … Read more

WANTOK 2013 celebrated at SLQ

Tafea women dancers at WANTOK 2013. Image courtesy of Emelda Davis

Guest blogger: Emelda Davis – National ASSI Secretariat  Australian South Sea Islanders (Port Jackson) delivered WANTOK 2013 ASSI Capacity Building Forum at the State Library of Queensland from 1-3 November. This is the first of a series of three workshops funded by the Commonwealth ‘Community Cohesion’ grants program which saw the event opened by the Prime Minister … Read more