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Sharing stories from Multicultural Communities

“What sets worlds in motion is the interplay of differences, their attractions and repulsions. Life is plurality, death is uniformity. By suppressing differences and peculiarities, by eliminating different civilisations and cultures, progress weakens life and favours death.” – Octavio Paz “Infinite diversity in infinite combinations… symbolising the elements that create truth and beauty.” – Commander Spock, Star … Read more

Pirates in Moreton Bay!

Image of a pencil drawing of Brisbane, ca. 1835 State Library of Queensland Image number: 3943-1v000r001

In 1831 the convict settlement of Moreton Bay was a harsh place.  From 1826 until 1830 the settlement was commanded by Captain Patrick Logan.  Logan worked hard to establish the settlement as a viable colony and led important explorations of the surrounding areas but he also had a reputation for harsh discipline.  Floggings were common … Read more