The near north and the deep north: relations between Japan and North Queensland

Killoran, Tianna (2018) The near north and the deep north: relations between Japan and North Queensland. In: [Presented at] Townsville Heritage Day - History Department Display. From: Townsville Heritage Day 2018, 20 May 2018, Townsville, QLD, Australia. (Unpublished)

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[Extract] This thesis will investigate previously neglected connections between north Queensland and Japan. Prior to WWII, north Queensland had a large population of Japanese immigrants compared to any region in Australia. Many were indentured labourers who worked in the pearling industry as divers or crew, or in the sugar cane industry on plantations or in sugar mills. Some owned businesses such as laundries, grocery stores, and even soy sauce factories as part of their long-term residence in Australia. Their contribution to northern development was significant. However, many of these ties were fractured by WWII. The war most Japanese residents in Australia interned under a ‘collar the lot’ policy.

Item ID: 54083
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Keywords: Japanese heritage, North Queensland, history,
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2018 04:03
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) @ 90%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History @ 10%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 100%
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