South Sea Islander Slavery in Australia


ACRATH is pleased to invite you to take part in a webinar during which you will learn about the cruel act and generational impact of historical slavery for South Sea Islander people. Starting in 1847 over 62,000 south Sea Islanders, mostly men, were kidnapped, tricked and coerced from Vanuatu, Solomon’s and 80 surrounding islands with the majority entering Queensland between 1863 and 1903.

The webinar will take place at 3pm AEST on Tuesday 25th August  – Australian South Sea Islander National Recognition Day. The link to join the webinar is:

We intend to screen a documentary featuring an introduction to the story of South Sea Islander entrapment into slavery in Australia in the 19th century. The documentary highlights the search for recognition and acknowledgement by their descendants and features ACRATH member and ASSI Chairperson, (Waskam) Emelda Davis. After the screening there will be an opportunity for discussion and sharing feedback, hosted by ACRATH’s Queensland Regional Coordinator, Janine Bliss fmm.

We would be pleased if you could share this invitation amongst your community and friends.

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