Aboriginal perspectives in the curriciculum - Australian Biography of Faith Bandler - civil rights activist, born 1920 Timbulgum NSW - instrumental in setting up the Australian Aboriginal Fellowship in 1956
after the enactment of the racily discriminatory against south sea Islanders 'white Australia Policy' that made it illegal for South Sea Islanders to work on Australian plantations after 1901 they actually used the 'white labourer' as part of an advertising campaign for the products
Pandanus basket, Vanuatu, 1883-1900 This bag made from plaited pandanus leaves comes from Penama in Vanuatu. It was acquired by a sea captain of the labour vessels that recruited Pacific Islanders to work in the Queensland's sugar industry in the 1800s. The bag links the Australian South Sea Islander community with their ancestral homelands in the Pacific.