Your stories, our history: 150 years of mixed marriage and war brides in Townsville

Li, Wendy, Forbes, Amy, and Robb, Sandi (2016) Your stories, our history: 150 years of mixed marriage and war brides in Townsville. In: [Presented at] T150 Celebrations. From: Townsville City Council - T150 Celebrations, 21 September 2016, Townsville, QLD, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Research Statement

Research Background The project aims to look at the evolution of mixed marriage in Townsville over the last 150 years and the history of war brides who settled in the area. • To trace the history and evolution of mixed marriage in Townsville; • To investigate the role that mixed marriages played (and continue to play) in shaping a harmonious and prosperous Townsville community; and • To highlight the role of multiculturalism in the continued economic, social and cultural growth and diversity in Townsville.
Research Contribution • To hold a two-month-long free exhibition of the various artefacts, objects, letters and other materials gathered from archival research on the history and evolution of mixed marriages in Townsville; • To conduct, write and publish research on the topic that utilises data of the family narrative interviews and public survey; • To hold a three series public lecture – “Your Stories, Our History” at Flinders street library; • To hold a mini exhibition on the Townsville Heritage Day in May 2016; • To provide CityLibraries with a report for the Repository as part of the local collection;
Research Significance • To improve the public awareness of the history of mixed marriage over 150 years in Townsville through media publicity of the project including publication of profiles of respondents/interviewees in the local paper, and on JCU’s media platform—JCNN.COM.AU—run by journalism students; • To celebrate and embrace Townsville’s rich history by acknowledging the history of mixed marriage in Townsville; and • To promote a positively and inclusively multicultural future of Townsville.
Item ID: 54518
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Keywords: mixed marriage, intercultural communication, Chinese, Australia, Townsville
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This public lecture was presented on 21st September 2016 at the Thuringowa City Library, Townsville as part of the Townsville City Council - T150 celebrations.

Funders: Townsville City Council T150 Celebrations
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2018 03:37
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920413 Social Structure and Health @ 40%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture @ 60%
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