Australian Indian History Exhibition in Melbourne on 12th Sept 2016

Australian Indian History Exhibition in Melbourne on 12th Sept 2016

Australian Indian History Exhibition in Melbourne on 12th Sept 2016

Venue: Parliament House, Queens Hall, Spring Street, Melbourne, Australia 3000

Date: Sep 12 at 9 AM to Sep 16 at 11 AM

OPEN INVITATION

Australian Indian History Exhibition

Queens Hall, Parliament House Melbourne Victoria

To be opened by Robin Scott Minister for Multicultural Victoria

Monday 12 September at 5.30 p.m.

Opening Night is registration based and please register below:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/opening-of-australian-indian-history-exhibition-tickets-27269743537

The Exhibition will be opened to the public from
9 a.m. – 5 p. m. September 12 to 15, 2016.
9 a. m. – 11 a. m September 16, 2016

The Australian Indian Historical Society Inc. (AIHS) will be hosting an exhibition in the Queens Hall, Parliament House, Melbourne, Victoria, of the history and contributions that the Indian Community has made to Australia. This Exhibition will unfold unknown facts of Australian History.

The AIHS was founded by Len Kenna and Crystal Jordan who have been voluntarily researching, writing, publishing and public speaking on Australian Indian History for the last 25 years largely at their own expenses.

Len and Crystal also have a collection of photographs of Australian Indian History that they have collated into an Exhibition, and have toured with extensively throughout Australia and India. To date they have published six volumes of books and one play on the Australian Indian history.

Len and Crystal have uncovered many historical and important facts, which will be of interest to the Indian Community. It will also be of great interest to other Ethnic Groups and to the broader Australian Community, for example:

1. India’s involvement in mounting the First Fleet.

2. The role of Indians and Anglo Indians in the discovery of Bass Strait in 1797.

3. The first Sikh Religious Service in Australia, Benalla, Victoria in 1920.

4. The Muslim, Hindu and Sikh Cameleers who explored inland and outback Australia.

The results of this work have raised important issues and facts of the input of Indian migration in Australia. We believe that there is a need to expose this great history and the contribution Indians made to the wider Australian community.

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