Wednesday, December 9, 2009

SPECIAL: Yungaba revisited

(Photo: © 2009 the foto fanatic)

Back in March I posted a piece about Yungaba, the historic immigration depot at Kangaroo Point, in which I lamented the fact that the site had been sold to developers for the construction of upmarket apartments. Despite the objections of many, the State government seemed determined not to preserve the rich history of the building and the stories of the thousands who had passed through its welcoming portals.

It seems that the protest is not yet dead. Noted Brisbane-born author David Malouf wrote an article in The Australian at the weekend which again urged the government to initiate some form of historical museum for the site. Here is a link to that article - look for the associated stories as well.

Keep the dream alive! Protest to your local member! Write to Anna Bligh!


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