This radio documentary investigates a part of Australia’s history that many Australians do not know about – and what many are now dubbing the country’s secret slave trade. This story is about the ancestors of many modern day Australians. They were brought here against their will and forced to toil in the hot sun of a wide brown land far from home. They were more than 60,000 South Sea Islanders who in the latter half of the 19th century worked for a pittance on Queensland sugarcane and cotton farms.
The documentary was awarded silver and bronze trophies at the 2018 New York Festivals Radio Awards.
See Nance accept the award in this video.