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Welcome to the Pacific Libraries Network 16-19 September 2018

This week the State Library has been hosting 35 delegates as part of the Pacific Libraries Network.  The delegates are from the Pacific nations of American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. This dynamic group brings together a … 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

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

Journeys to Sugaropolis …

My friends make these dog cushions....I think Buzz needs one so he is "On top of the World" :)

Guest blogger:  Kevin Raines, Heritage Team Leader, City of Gold Coast.  The exhibition Jouneys to Sugaropolis: the Australian South Sea Islander Story of the Gold Coast Region was launched on 20 August at the City of Gold Coast Administration Centre foyer, Bundall.  A casual and intimate affair, it began with the arrival of guests at … Read more



Guest blogger: Emelda Davis – President, Australian South Sea Islanders (Port Jackson) Limited The Australian South Sea Islanders – Port Jackson (ASSI.PJ) formally invite you to participate as a delegate from your organisation or as an individual community member at this year’s WANTOK 2013 National Capacity Building Forum being funded under the Australian Commonwealth Government’s ‘Community … Read more