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South Sea Islander Memorial

On a low stone wall near the Old Post Office a plaque commemorates the contribution of the South Sea Islanders to the Queensland Sugar industry. 

SOUTH SEA ISLANDER MEMORIAL

In memory of the South Sea Islanders who worked in Buderim Mountain’s early sugar industry clearing land, planting and harvesting.
they were part of the 62,000 Kanakas recruited between 1863 and 1904.

May they be honoured for their role in establishing the Queensland sugar industry
Let their toil not be forgotten

                        Donated by Maroochy Shire Council