Author Archives: Myles Sinnamon Back

Glenlyon House

Glenlyon, a residence in Ashgrove 1931. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg  199270

Guest blogger: Kathleen Mary Fallon – John Oxley Library Fellow, State Library of Queensland [This article contains the word ‘Kanaka’, the name used to describe South Sea Islanders who worked in the Sugar Industry.  This name is used today in the local community but it is important to note that some people are still deeply … Read more

WANTOK 2013

WANTOK 2013

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

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

Australian South Sea Islander Symposium: A Time for Telling

Australian South Sea Islanders cutting sugar cane on a plantation at Bingera, Queensland, ca. 1905. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 171281

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. Join in a compelling conversation with Australian South Sea Islanders about their remarkable history and contemporary identity. Speakers include: Joe Leo; Rowena Treive; … Read more

Australian South Sea Islander event – Bittersweet Queensland

Wed 21 Aug, 6pm | John Oxley Library, level 4, State Library of Queensland  Free, bookings required, 3840 7768 This year 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 … Read more

Help uncover Australian South Sea Islander history by tagging photos in Flickr

Male South Sea Islanders smoking pipes in Queensland, ca. 1885. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 16951

State Library of Queensland’s new digital volunteer program Pitch In! makes it possible for anyone, anywhere to contribute their knowledge to Australian South Sea Islander (ASSI) photographs by tagging them in Flickr. For some time, State Library of Queensland staff and volunteers have been working hard behind the scenes to tag photographs and old newspaper … Read more