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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 The Irex
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'The Irex was the boat that transported Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from the mainland settlements governed by the Native Affairs officers or missionaries to Palm Island Aboriginal Settlement in Queensland. The Palm Island settlement was known as a ‘punishment island’ for those who committed misdemeanours on other government - settlements or missions. A strike was organized by the Aboriginal residents in 1957 to protest the brutal conditions.' (Mission Songs Project)

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Songs Back Home Jessie Lloyd , Australia : Mission Songs Project , 2017 10980065 2017 anthology lyric/song

    '10 songs selected from a collection of Australian Indigenous songs from 1900 to 1999, focusing on the Christian missions, state-run settlements and native camps where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were relocated. Curated, arranged and produced by Jessie Lloyd.' (CD synopsis)

    Australia : Mission Songs Project , 2017
Last amended 5 Apr 2017 11:01:22
  • Palm Island, Ingham area, Ingham - Cairns area, Queensland,
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