Plantation Voices: Contemporary Conversations with Australian South Sea Islanders

Plantation Voices is one of the latest exhibitions at State Library of Queensland and is a portal to Australian South Sea Islander culture and history in Queensland.

Two large artworks depicting faces of South Sea Islanders

Image: Dylan Mooney’s artwork, ‘Stop and Stare‘series, 2018, taken at the opening of Plantation Voices, State Library of Queensland.

Over time State Library has cultivated resources and collections telling the story of Australian South Sea Islanders and celebrating their contributions to contemporary Queensland. This is a free exhibition and is open until 8 September 2019.

Even if you are unable to visit the exhibition at State Library, library staff and community  can connect to the exhibition online through State Library’s website:

Here are some highlights of what you will find on the Plantation Voices web page:

  • Images from the opening of the Plantation Voices exhibition, 6 February 2019 Click here


  • Link to South Sea Islander collection items on One Search Click here

State Library also has posters of the exhibition, which are available for any interested library service or Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC).

Poster artwork featuring sketch on south seas islander man by Dylan Mooney

Poster artwork: Plantation Voices

The poster is of an artwork by Dylan Mooney, Stop and Stare Series, 2018, pencil and charcoal on paper (detail, digitally altered), that features in the Plantation Voices exhibition.

If you would like a poster sent to your library or IKC, please email , including your address and the number of posters required.