Re-imagining Australia - Voices of Indigenous Australians of Filipino Descent

Sat 8 Dec 2018Sun 3 Feb 2019

9:30am5:00pm

WA Maritime Museum


Manilamen refers to the first Filipinos who arrived in Australia to take part in Australia’s thriving pearling industry starting in the 1860s.

Re-imagining Australia: Voices of Indigenous Australians of Filipino Descent shares the stories of some of the ‘Manilamen’ – who they are, where they lived, the challenges they faced as young men far away from home, and their contributions to the development of a multicultural Australian society – as narrated by their descendants in Broome and Torres Strait.  

Re-imagining Australia: Voices of Indigenous Australians of Filipino Descent, is based on the book with the same title by Dr Deborah Ruiz Wall OAM with Dr Christine Choo.

The exhibition is supported by the Philippine Embassy in Canberra and the Philippine Consulate in Perth.


Feature image

Caption: Freddy Corpus in full diving suit.
Credit: Elsta Foy and family


Caption: Freddy Corpus in full diving suit.

Credit: Elsta Foy and family

Getting Here

Address

Victoria Quay Road,
Fremantle,
Western Australia,
6160,
Australia

 

Phone
1300 134 081

By Train
The WA Maritime Museum is located within walking distance of Fremantle Station visit the Transperth website for timetables.

By Bus
The WA Maritime Museum is serviced by the free Fremantle Cat Service, at Red stop 1. Visit the Transperth website for timetables and details.

By Car
Paid parking is available in the Wilsons car park at the WA Maritime Museum, Victoria Quay Road.

By Ferry
Captain Cook Cruises offer a range of ferry services from Perth which stop nearby at B-Shed ferry terminal.