Memories From A Forgotten People: 150 years of Australian South Sea Islander contributions to Queensland. 16 - 18 August 2013.

 Join us for Memories From a Forgotton People on 16-18 August 2013 in the Queensland Cultural Precinct to remember the significant contributions made to Queensland by the Australian South Sea Islander Community over the past 150 years.
 

South Sea Islanders labourers loading cut sugar cane into a wagon Queensland, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg: 16964

Memories from a Forgotten People, Queensland Cultural Centre Cross Precinct Program 2013.

To mark this significant anniversary, the Queensland Cultural Centre will host an exciting array of events as part of a program entitled Memories from a Forgotten People:  150 years of Australian South Sea Islander Contributions to Queensland.  This program will take place between June and December 2013.  In mounting this project, the Queensland Art Gallery l Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Museum and State Library of Queensland are aiming to raise awareness about this important yet often hidden history and the unique culture of Australian South Sea Islanders.  In doing so, we would like to present our collections as important repositories of Australian South Sea Islander history and culture.  We seek to make these collections accessible during this anniversary year and acknowledge the significance of engaging the Australian South Sea Islander community with these materials as part of an ongoing dialogue.

Memories from a Forgotten People, Queensland Cultural Centre Cross Precinct Program 2013.

A diverse range of performances, events, tours and exhibitions over the weekend of 16-18 August will showcase these collections, providing opportunities for Australian South Sea Islander community to contribute to these archives and to share their history and stories with the wider public. Memories from a Forgotten People:  150 Years of Australian South Sea Islander Contributions to Queensland offers a rich program that broadens awareness of this wonderful community who have played a key role in the development of our state.

Memories from a Forgotten People. 16 - 18 August 2013 Program, Cultural Centre Precinct, Brisbane.

For more information about the program please check the State Library of Queensland website here.  Come along and share in this exciting event or check to see what is happening in your local community throughout August and September.

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