Rita Gale - "Melbourne Pasifika Communities"

Report
Melbourne Pasifika
Communities
Rita S. Gale
Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
The University of Melbourne
Pasifika Population
• Unable to determine Pasifika population
• Origin of Birth
• Excludes Australian-born with Pasifika ancestry
• Confusion of identity
• NZ, Fiji, Sāmoa, PNG, Cook Islands, Tonga
Origin of birth (ABS 2011)
Population by Origin of birth
(ABS 2011)
Origin of birth
Population
New Zealand
80,235
Fiji
9,711
Sāmoa
4,022
Papua New Guinea
2,536
Cook Islands
1,706
Tonga
1,447
Source: Multicultural Victoria
Victoria Maori Wardens (VMW)
Pacific Cup Festival
Melbourne Niuean Community Club
United Pacific Council of Victoria
(UPCOV)
Victorian Samoan Advisory Council
(VICSAC)
The Melbourne Samoan Choir (MSC)
BridgingWorx
Challenges
• Financial support
• Collaboration with similar groups
• Pacific Leadership limitations
• Absence of Pacific research
• Generation gap

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