Communities come together for Australian South Sea Islander 150 years Project

2nd march meeting @ the centre Beaudesert. Image supplied by Bronwyn Davies,Bronwyn Davies, Coordinator Cultural Services, Scenic Rim Regional Council

Guest blogger: Bronwyn Davies – Coordinator Cultural Services, Scenic Rim Regional Council Community Conversations have begun in Beaudesert between the Australian South Sea Islander community, the Mununjali elders and with the community around Beaudesert to progress planning a community commemoration to mark the arrival of the first South Sea Islanders as indentured labourers on the … Read more

Welcome to the Australian South Sea Islander Blog

Imelda Miller, blog coordinator, Queensland Museum

August 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the first arrival of Australian South Sea Islanders transported to Queensland. To commemorate this significant event this blog has been created to discuss, share and celebrate Australian South Sea Islander heritage, culture and stories. Over the following weeks, the Queensland Museum, State Library of Queensland, Queensland Art Gallery … Read more