A Unique History: Australian South Sea Islanders in Queensland

Exhibition ID 6

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Australian South Sea Islanders are a distinct cultural group who are the descendents of predominantly Melanesian people brought to Queensland between 1863 and 1904 from the Pacific Islands. This Queensland State Archives display features records relating to the recruitment, indenture, deportation and repatriation of South Sea Islanders (late 1800s, early 1900s) and highlights examples of more recent records including enrolment and school records.
Last updated 9 September 2016
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