The 2013 John Oxley Library Fellows, Kathleen Mary Fallon and Matthew Nagas’ project, - A Commemorative Pilgrimage of Significant Sites: the Australian South Sea Islanders from Tweed Heads to Torres Strait, was to research, document, compile and photograph historic sites significant to Australian South Sea Islanders. Their project coincided with the 150th commemorations of the first arrival of Australian South Sea Islanders. Approximately 62,500 South Sea Islanders were ‘brought’ to Queensland to work on sugar plantations. After extensive research, including travelling to various significant sites, liaising with the Australian South Sea Islander community and using the collections of the John Oxley Library, they are planning to publish a series of heritage tourism guides for different regional areas.
JOL Blog - blogs.slq.qld.gov.au/jol/2013/05/31/queensland-memory-awards-commemorate-the-states-past-present-and-future/