This is Our Story: Community Café

  • Free Events


Saturday 27 July


1 pm- 4pm


St Thomas Church Hall Albert St Beaudesert


Free. afternoon tea will be provided


RSVP  07 55405050

August 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the first arrival of South Sea Islanders as indentured labourers on a plantation in what is now Veresdale/Gleneagle just outside Beaudesert. Between 1863 and 1901 more than 60,000 South Sea Islanders worked in Queensland and contributed to its early development and economic growth. The Beaudesert district was the first place where South Sea Islanders were used on a systematic scale of indenture and their contribution forms a unique piece of its history.

To acknowledge this contribution and to learn more about this important chapter in history and the part our place played in it, you are invited to participate in a public conversation to share your own stories, memories and connections to place. 

Everyone is welcome.

This is a collaborative project of The Beaudesert Historical Society, Scenic Rim Regional Council, Mununjali Elders, Vanuatu Australian South Sea
Islander Community, descendants of original landowners and current landowners and the people of Beaudesert and the Scenic Rim.

What is Community Café?

For more information contact:

Bronwyn Davies
Coordinator Cultural Services
Scenic Rim Regional Council
T (07) 5540 5319