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Sunshine Coast Community kicks off recognition celebrations

On the 22 June 2019 the Descendants of Australian South Sea Islanders Inc (DASSI) hosted a community event to celebration and acknowledge the upcoming 25th anniversary of the national recognition for Australian South Sea Islanders. It was a wonderful day with cultural singing, dancing, feasting and a historical re-enactment of the blackbirding of South Sea … 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

Australian South Sea Islanders in the Queensland Art Gallery exhibition ‘Sugar’

Robert Boah, Mackay, April 2013. Image Queensland Art Gallery Gallery of Modern Art

Storytelling is at the heart of social life. It helps us to understand ourselves in relation to others. Sharing stories through performance, music and oratory are just some of the many ways in which Australian South Sea Islanders continue to actively participate in and contribute to life in Queensland.  In the Gallery 5, Queensland Art … Read more