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  1. Short film highlights history of blackbirdingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2015 | ABC News

    While glancing at an old black and white photo of her grandfather amidst the cane fields, Zia Youse acknowledged the sacrifices her grandfather made when he was blackbirded. The term blackbirding refers to when Pacific Islanders were brought to Australia against their will more than 100 years ago to work on sugar cane fields.


  2. Photo gallery: Mackay's NAIDOC Week fun day eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2015 | ABC News

    As part of the NAIDOC Week celebrations in Mackay, locals gathered in Queens Park to take part in a NAIDOC fun day event. While some people were admiring the food and information stalls, and live entertainment, others were asked what NAIDOC Week means to them.


  3. Finding a voice for change: a Sunshine Coast Aboriginal elder's journeyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2015 | ABC News

    Now a prominent advocate of Aboriginal rights on the Sunshine Coast, elder 'Auntie' Betty McMohan barely admitted she was aboriginal for half her life. As a child in Toowoomba in the 1940s, her mother was encouraged to keep quiet about the family's Aboriginality.


  4. Australian South Sea Islander history to be reflected in short filmRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2015 | ABC News

    The Leichhardt Tree in Mackay is a significant place for many South Sea Islander people in the region because it is old enough to have witnessed the early days of blackbirding. Two women for whom the tree means a lot are filmmaker Amie Batalibasi and Elizabeth Warren - both have ancestors that were blackbirded.


  5. Eye-catching artwork captures history on Mackay's levee wallRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2015 | ABC News

    While standing at the window of an upstairs gallery on River Street, Margaret Burgess's gaze fell upon an old grey levee wall. According to the artist it was a bit of an eyesore, but with a bit of creative input and a few strokes of a brush, it was nothing that couldn't be changed.


  6. South Sea Islanders see little improvement in housing, health, educationRead the original story

    Apr 13, 2015 | ABC News

    BRENDAN TREMBATH: Twenty years ago the Commonwealth Government recognised Australian South Sea Islanders as a distinct cultural group. They came from the western Pacific in the 19th Century, not always by choice.


  7. Harmony Day: Everyone belongsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | ABC News

    Harmony Day celebrates Australia's diverse multicultural population, and coincides with the United Nationals International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. It is held on the 21st of March, and in the lead up to the occasion the Mackay Regional Council held a Harmony Day morning tea.


  8. Bundaberg's shared history with devastated VanuatuRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | ABC News

    As the situation in Vanuatu slowly becomes clearer after the destruction caused by Cyclone Pam, relief efforts are ramping up to provide assistance across the 65 inhabited islands. The Wide Bay region in Queensland has a historic link to the island nation - South Sea Islanders were forced to relocate to the region in the 1800s to work in the burgeoning sugar industry.


  9. Recognising the nameless victims of Cyclone MahinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | ABC News

    Cyclone Mahina took the lives of more than 400 people in 1899. Now all those victims are being recognised thanks to the efforts of a Queensland organisation.


  10. Hundreds remember activist Faith Bandler at public funeralRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | ABC News

    Family, friends and members of the public attended the funeral of the 96-year-old at the University of Sydney's Great Hall, who died earlier this month. Former Labor senator John Faulkner is the master of ceremonies for the funeral, with long-time women's rights activist and journalist Anne Summers as well as New South Wales deputy Opposition Leader Linda Burney due to give speeches.


  11. Political activist and writer Faith Bandler diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | ABC News

    Bandler was born in Tumbulgum in northern New South Wales, after her father was brought to Australia from Vanuatu to work in the Queensland cane fields. She was at the forefront of the 1960s campaign to grant citizenship rights to Indigenous people, co-founding the Aboriginal Australian Fellowship, and her 10-year campaign culminated in the Yes vote in the historic 1967 referendum.


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