Kidnapped

Australia, 1989

Film
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Episode of Series “Australian mosaic”.
In the late 19th Century thousands of South Sea Islander people were kidnapped and taken to Northern Queensland as “kanakas”, slave labourers, to work on the sugar plantations. This documentary traces the history of the Pacific people in Australia and includes interviews with descendants of the slave-labourers, both in Queensland and the South Pacific. With the advent of the White Australia Policy many thousands of South-Sea Islanders were deported from Australia, but many others fled the authorities and lived in the Queensland bush. Their children and grandchildren now form a strong Islander community in and around the city of Mackay in Queensland.

Credits

producer/director

Debra Beattie-Burnett

production company

SBS-TV

Duration

00:30:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1989

Appears in

Australian mosaic

Group of items

Australian mosaic

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

37681

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Slave labor

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Sugar workers - Queensland

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Sugarcane industry

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Mackay (Qld.)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Pacific Islanders

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Kidnapping

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

History → History

History → Slave labor

History → Slavery

Places → Mackay (Qld.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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