Australian South Sea Islander communities are researching their histories, in order to ensure an enduring sense of identity, heritage, and to reveal deeper stories that will have a continuing meaning for future generations. A new project titled Archaeology, collections and Australian South Sea Islander lived identities – a collaboration partnership between Australian South Sea Islander organisations in Ayr, Mackay, Rockhampton, and Joskeleigh and researchers from Queensland Museum, University of Sydney, the University of Queensland, and Federation University – commenced in 2019. This project integrates the perspectives of historical archaeology, museology, cultural landscapes, and heritage studies.
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This is a collaborative research initiative generously funded by the Australian Research Council with University of Sydney, University of Queensland, Federation University and Queensland Museum as partners.
Queensland Museum is pleased to partner with the following organisations for this important project.
Mackay and District Australian South Sea Islander Association
Rockhampton Australian South Sea Islander Community
Ayr Australian South Sea Islander community
University of Sydney
University of Queensland
Queensland University of Technology