T150 Poster and Special Collections Display Exhibit: Your Stories, Our Histories: 150 years of Mixed Marriages and War Brides in Townsville

@JCU T150 Poster and Special Collections Display Exhibit: Your Stories, Our Histories: 150 years of Mixed Marriages and War Brides in Townsville

Did you know that the very first mixed marriage happened in the Townsville region even before its settlement in 1861? And that it was between a shipwrecked sailor and an aboriginal woman? Or perhaps even two aboriginal women?

Dear Colleagues,

We cordially invite you to our T150 Poster and Special Collections Display Exhibit: "Your Stories, Our Histories: 150 years of Mixed Marriages and War Brides in Townsville".

WHEN: Monday, 10 April 2017

TIME: 4:30 pm, followed by drinks and nibbles

WHERE: Level 1, Eddie Koiki Mabo Library

SPECIAL GUEST: Professor Richard Nile, JCU Professor of Australian History

ABSTRACT

Over a 150-year period from 1866-2016, mixed heritage families have contributed to the settlement, economic growth and cultural diversity of Townsville. Despite official policies, community attitudes and miscegenation, and religious objection, mixed heritage couples have continued to come together to overcome diversity. Through their effort and commitment to the region, Townsville has grown into the strong and culturally diverse community that it is today.

The poster exhibit was previously mounted at CityLibraries Thuringowa, Aitkenvale and Flinders street during the T150 celebrations last year.  The full written report is available at CityLibraries and the Mabo Library.

The Mabo Library Poster Exhibit closes on 21 April 2017.

Kind Regards,

The T150 Mixed Marriages Project Team

Dr Amy Forbes (CASE), Dr Wendy Li (CHS) and Ms Sandi Robb (CASE)

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Amy L Forbes, PhD

Co-coordinator, BA Multimedia Journalism & Writing

Humanities, College of Arts, Society and Education

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

Townsville | Australia | QLD 4811

Phone: +61 (0)7 4781 6381