Brought out to work on the sugar plantations, Annie was a woman of colour who defied all odds to participate in a predominantly white community.
A video art installation on view at the McIntosh Gallery until Jan. 12 explores the history of South Asian indentured labourers in the Caribbean.
Blackbirding is one of many shared Australian histories. Australian South Sea Islanders want to encourage broader community goodwill as we work towards social justice for a forgotten people.
Apartheid was to officially end in 1994. So was the fashion of wearing hats as the formalities of business, church and leisure gave way to the informality of urban equality.