Mercer Lane Mosaic

Carr, Kate, and Vidonja Balanzategui, Bianka (2015) Mercer Lane Mosaic.

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Image (JPEG) (Mercer Lane Mosaic (explanatory panels))
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Image (JPEG) (Mercer Lane Mosaic (long view))
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Image (JPEG) (Mercer Lane Mosaic (long view))
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Image (JPEG) (George Elphinstone Dalrymple and sugar cane growing begins)
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Image (JPEG) (Melanesian Islanders as indentured labour) - Supplemental Material
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Image (JPEG) (Chinese workers, traditional owners and Melanesian labourers)
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Image (JPEG) (The displacement of the Aboriginal people)
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Image (JPEG) (Hamleigh Plantation Mill and the Mynah Bird)
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Image (JPEG) (The barracks cook)
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Image (JPEG) (A railway line to Lucinda Point)
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Image (JPEG) (The Herbert River Farmers' Association)
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Image (JPEG) (Dr Gordon Morrissey and Weil's disease)
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Image (JPEG) (The Farmers' Building and the black hand)
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Image (JPEG) (Italian migration in the 1920s and 1950s)
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Image (JPEG) (The mechanical harvester and the demise of the manual cane cutter)
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Image (JPEG) (The mechanical harvester and the demise of the manual cane cutter)
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Image (JPEG) (The Canegrowers' Building)
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Image (JPEG) (New technologies to combat pests and diseases)
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Image (JPEG) (Horse racing, Maraka and the Herbert River Pastoral and Agricultural Society)
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Image (JPEG) (Sugar farming for the 21st century)
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Image (JPEG) (Sugar farming for the 21st century)
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Image (JPEG) (Sugar farming for the 21st century)
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Image (JPEG) (Green cane handling and bulk harvesting)
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Image (JPEG) (World Wars)
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Abstract

A mosaic tribute to the Cane Cutter and Sugar Cane Industry in Ingham. This project is a community public art project.

Research Statement

Research Background This work is based on original scholarly research into the history of Ingham and its surrounding regions.
Research Contribution Bianka Vidonja Balanzategui acted as historical consultant and ensured that the history presented in the mosaic is accurate and relevant. She was involved in selecting the topics to be presented, wrote the historical interpretations that form part of the work, and participated in creating the mosaic. The design of the images used in the panels was the work of the artist Kate Carr.
Research Significance This is an innovative and significant piece of public history based on original research. It communicates scholarly history in a manner accessible to a broad public. Its placement makes the local history of Ingham accessible and relevant to both Ingham residents and visitors seeking to understand the region.
Item ID: 50850
Media of Output: Ceramic mosaic in public space
Show/Exhibition: UNSPECIFIED
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Keywords: Australian sugar industry, Herbert River, Australian migration history, Australian labour history, Ingham, Queensland history, Australian agricultural history
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 04:16
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History @ 15%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) @ 85%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology @ 100%
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