Equal Pay

Carers And Activists From the conflicts of 1832 and 33, to 1869 when the Benevolent Asylum was established on the island to house the frail, elderly and infirmed people from the settler communities from of the mainland. The care for these people was by both aboriginal and non-aboriginal people. Pay for aboriginal people was however in …

Resistance in the 1800s, Minjerribah

Direct Action of the 1800s August 2018, Dr Ray Hovekirk presented his research into the Frontier Wars at the North Stradbroke Island on Minjerribah recounting conflict between soldiers and Aboriginal groups, roughly between 1832 and 1833. “A conflict seems to have erupted over killings and counter-killings involving the European staff of the Amity Point pilot …

Visual anthropologist; Michael Aird

A fascinating merger between anthropology, the arts, culture and curating is exemplified by the work of Michael Aird... Professor Memmott and Queensland Museum curator Michael Aird brought this exhibition together after more than 30 years of collecting, researching and studying historical photographs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Retrieved November 1, 2018 from https://www.uq.edu.au/news/article/2015/02/wild-australia-photos-brought-light In the spotlight: curator …

All About Adder Rock; Notes Compiled by Elisabeth Gondwe April 2017

All About Adder Notes Compiled by Elisabeth Gondwe April 2017 According to Aunty Margaret Iselin the, name of what we now call ‘Adder Rock’ is Mulmakul.  Mulmakul means place of the Death Adder. Adder Rock is a recent name.  It is thought to date from the 1930’s and refers to the abundance of death adders.  …