I’ve Been Working on the Railways, continues to travel around the country…

I've Been Working on the Railway exhibition is currently touring around Australia.  The Rail Workshop Museum, Ipswich.

Guest blogger:  Geraldine Mate, Senior Curator, The Railway Workshops Museum The travelling exhibition I’ve Been Working on the Railways has continued to tour around Australia and has been well received so far in Townsville and in Canberra, where it is currently on display at the National Archives. In Townsville, I had the pleasure of attending … Read more

ASSI150 – SEQ, showcases Australian South Sea Islander Artists…

An image of the art installation in the exhibition at the State Library of Queensland, 2013.

Guest blogger: John Waldron – ASSI 150 SEQ Project Coordinator A strong feature of the ASSI150 SEQ program was the showcase of Australian South Sea Islander artists and Australian South Sea Islander arts workers. The series of Australian South Sea Islander exhibitions, developed by regional and state facilities, provided the first opportunity to promote Australian South Sea Islander artists and … Read more

Australian South Sea Islander 150 South East Queensland Project

South East Queensland, Australian South Sea Islander Logo, Components designed by Luther Cora, 2013.

Guest blogger: John Waldron – ASSI 150 SEQ Project Coordinator ASSI 150 SEQ was a commemorative program presented across south east Queensland (SEQ) from June to September 2013. The program delivered a series of small and large scale events, exhibitions and gatherings to an estimated 40,000 people. In 2010, representatives from the Australian South Sea … Read more

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

Speakers and dignitaries confirmed for WANTOK 2013…

WANTOK 2013

WANTOK 2013, will be happening  this weekend 1 – 3 November 2013.  Click Wantok 2013 Program and Speakers to see the program and speakers for this weekends events. WANTOK 2013 organisers have confirmed the additional dignitaries will be speaking this weekend at WANTOK 2013. The speakers include; Aunty Carole Currie, South East Queensland Elder from Jugura Country … Read more