The Anonymous Sojourners in the Australian Bush
Tammy Wong Hulbert collaborated with the St Andrews Men's Shed, St Andrews/Queenstown Historical Society and the Wadambuk Arts Group to develop The Anonymous Sojourners in the Australian Bush (2017). The project drew attention to the uncommonly known local history of anonymous Chinese miners buried in the Queenstown, St Andrews cemetery in the 1850s. A series of white lantern boat structures were built to recognise this forgotten community of miners and to resolve their dilemma of being eternally unable to return home. The project was exhibited at the Wadambuk Community Centre, St Andrews during the summer of 2017/18, with the lanterns lighting up each evening to light the way for the sojourners return home.
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.
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