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SouthSea Islanders Slavery – Blackbirding

Uploaded on Jun 6, 2011 History they don’t teach at school in AUSTRALIA.


Eddie Mabo: Celebrations held to mark 25th anniversary of High Court ruling ( Torres Strait Islands )

Updated 4 June 2017, 0:05 AEST By David Chen and staff On the 25th anniversary of the Mabo High Court Decision, Eddie Mabo’s widow recalls the “proud as punch” moment she learned her late husband’s legal challenge was successful. Eddie Mabo’s High Court challenge was won in 1992, just five months after he passed away. […]


Meet Melbourne’s Black Rhinos: Preventing crime through basketball

Updated 6 May 2017, 16:15 AEST By David Lewis for Background Briefing A few years after settling in Australia, Sudanese refugee Jamy Alex narrowly avoided imprisonment after committing a terrible crime — but basketball is helping to turn his life around. Players from the Black Rhinos, with Selba Luka (centre), who helped found the team. […]


Oscars: Tanna director says nomination for best foreign language film ‘a dream come true’ ( Vanuatu )

Updated 25 February 2017, 21:40 AEDT/ABC One of the directors of the Oscar-nominated Australian film Tanna, set in Vanuatu and based on a true story, says getting the chance to take his cast of first-time actors to Hollywood’s night of nights is a dream come true. Tanna, performed by the people of Yakel, has been […]


Australian by Degree – Mary Qurusu, Solomon Islands ( Health )

Published on Jun 7, 2016 An Australia Awards scholarship enabled Mary Qurusu to go from being an untrained radiographer to a confident professional, who is now making it possible for the first time for Solomon Islander women to be screened for breast cancer. Until recently, women in the Solomon Islands were unable to access breast […]


Australian by Degree – Kristina Fiddali, Solomon Islands( Climate Change)

Published on Jun 7, 2016 Watching her family home become increasingly threatened by rising sea levels spurred Kristina Fiddali on to pursue an Australia Awards scholarship in climate science so that she could help her community and country face this growing problem. Kristina’s interest in climate change began when she realized that her family home […]


Australian by Degree – Cynthia Wickham, Solomon Islands

Published on Apr 26, 2016 Tapping Tuna’s Potential in the Solomon Islands – Managed professionally, the tuna industry has the potential to make a bigger contribution to Solomon Islands’ economy, says Cynthia Wickham, the Fresh and Frozen Manager at National Fisheries Development, a company based in Noro. To help her country tap into that potential […]


Courage is Contagious: Jennifer Robinson at TEDxSydney / On West Papua.(Political&Educational.


Coffee, Market Economy and Informality in Late Colonial Papua New Guinea- State, Society & Governance in Melanesia

SSGM Seminar Series John Conroy Monday 1 August, 2016 Lecture Theatre 2, Hedley Bull Centre (130), corner of Garran Road and Liversidge Street, ANU 3:00 – 4:30pm Set in Goroka in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG) where coffee became the staple export crop after the Second World War, this paper explores how a […]


TODAY ‘A New Chapter for East Timorese Women’: Seeking independence and gender equality in international networks and institutions State, Society & Governance in Melanesia

FYI Hannah Loney (University of Melbourne) & Sarah Smith (Swinburne University) Monday 25 July, 2016 Lecture Theatre 2, Hedley Bull Centre (130), corner of Garran Road and Liversidge Street, ANU 3:00 – 4:30pm In this seminar we examine East Timorese women’s engagement with international networks, institutions and organisations from the period of Indonesian occupation (1975-99), […]