Sunday, 22 May 2016

May 2016 guest speaker

Daniel Nomorinu - Guest Speaker at the BIHS meeting, 11 May 2016




L-R: Daniel Nomorinu, Lynne Hooper, Cheryl Thornely
with Mabel Pullen in front
Photo: Ian Hooper
Daniel Nomorinu spoke on the history of Kanakas in Queensland and at Morayfield Park.  

Daniel touched on various subjects including the islands the Kanakas came from, the meaning of the word Kanaka ‘hard working boy’, how they arrived in Queensland, and where they went after being set free. 


Daniel advised that some Kanakas were taken back to the wrong island and never returned to their home land. 


L-R: Mary Fryer, Moana Skelton, Lyn Auger, Cheryl Thornely
with Mabel Pullen in front
Photo: Ian Hooper





Daniel’s mother, Mabel Pullen, spoke at question time of the work Daniel was doing to help the Vanuatu people in Queensland and in Vanuatu.

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