Africa Day Celebrations

The festival known as Africa Day Celebrations is organised by the Central Queensland African Association Incorporated in Rockhampton, in Central Queensland to remember and to celebrate the 1963 founding of the Organisation of African Unity. Under the theme “Showcasing African Culture”, Africa Day Celebrations demonstrate the cultural diversity of Australian Africans (for example, from (i)  North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan (ii) Central and West Africa: Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal and (iii) Southern and East Africa: Botswana, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe) and how diversity has contributed to the richness of life and experience in Queensland.

The images were captured by Dean Saffron from the 2014 Festival held on 24 May.

The oral histories were recorded by Hamish Sewell with Lawrence Chitura and Mildred Muzenda.

Oral histories