WANTOK. Photo credit: blogs.slq.qld.gov.au

WANTOK. Photo credit: blogs.slq.qld.gov.au

The “Faedim Baek” Family Association Solomon Islands has held its first ever fundraising at the Art Gallery today.

The aim of the association is to reconnect Solomon Islanders who were taken during the Blackbirding days, to reconnect with their relatives in the Solomon Islands.

Interim Chair of the association, Cecil Ono told SIBC News in an interview the fundraising is to help them trace Solomon Islanders abroad who were taken during the blackbirding days, adding they are expecting the general public to help them raise funds.

“The main focus of this fund raising is to assist the committee and in that respect we are expecting the public to come out and help us so that we can be able to trace our people who have lost 167 years ago. That is the main focus of the committee.”

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