Australian South Sea Islanders

Blackbirding will come under the spotlight this Friday on ABC’s national radio current affairs program PM by journalist Nance Haxton

Respected journalist Nance Haxton has proven her excellent reporting track record over more than 20 years – winning Australian journalism’s most prestigious honour – a Walkley Award – for the second time in 2012. She has a passion for justice and sees her main motivation for working in journalism as giving those who do not normally […]


Dr Evelyn Scott, Indigenous rights activist and ‘trailblazer’, dies aged 81

  By Miriam Corowa PHOTO: Dr Evelyn Scott was one of the leading figures of the decade-long campaign to change the Constitution. (AAP: Mark Graham) RELATED STORY: Mansell lashes out at ‘disappointingly weak’ Aboriginal referendum report RELATED STORY: Indigenous leaders call for representative body, treaties process MAP: Townsville 4810 Among the towering figures of Australia’s Aboriginal and Islander communities, Dr Evelyn […]


Australians ‘just starting to wake up’ to historical South Sea Islander slavery: Jeff McMullen

By Will Higginbotham Updated about an hour ago PHOTO: Jeff McMullen is a veteran journalist, filmmaker and author, who has worked for 60 Minutes and the ABC. (Jeff McMullen) RELATED STORY: Blackbirding: Australia’s history of kidnapping Pacific Islanders RELATED STORY: Statue ‘whitewashes’ Townsville’s slave history, South Sea Islanders say RELATED STORY: Stan Grant: It is a ‘damaging myth’ that Captain Cook […]


SouthSea Islanders Slavery – Blackbirding

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