Film Screening: Dark Cargoes

Film Screening: Dark Cargoes
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  • Location: Pialba, QLD
  • Product code: PYBLXK

A deep dive into the history of South Sea Islander indentured labour and the Australian sugar cane industry.

Dark Cargoes (1992) is a little-known gem by Queensland historian Tony Matthews, a prolific writer and former Journalism lecturer at University of South Queensland's Hervey Bay Campus.

This documentary combines extensive research with a multivocality of descendants, historians, and other stakeholder perspectives to provide an honest insight into the unethical practices of “Blackbirding” and the challenges faced by South Sea Islander indentured labourers living on foreign shores.

Free tea and coffee provided.