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 project titled Archaeology, collections and Australian South Sea Islander lived identities (ASSILI) – a collaborative partnership between Australian South Sea Islander organisations in Ayr, Mackay, Rockhampton, and Joskeleigh and researchers from Queensland Museum, University of Sydney, University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and Federation University – commenced in 2019. This project integrates the perspectives of historical archaeology, museology, cultural landscapes and heritage studies.
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Explore the objects that represent Australian South Sea Islander culture held in collections across Queensland.
Queensland Museum is pleased to partner with the following organisations for this important project:
Since 1862, we’ve been dedicated to collecting and researching Queensland's unique natural and cultural heritage.
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