Launch of the Callaloo: the Caribbean Mix in Victoria exhibition.
Source: Museum Victoria
Callaloo: The Caribbean Mix in Victoria is an exhibition exploring the mixing and blending of Caribbean cultures and experiences within Victoria’s small but vibrant West Indian community.
The exhibition was formally launched by Her Excellency The Right Honourable Baroness Valerie Amos, British High Commissioner to Australia in the presence of Mr Stuart Gill, British Consul-General, Commissioners of the Victorian Multicultural Commission, Caribbean community members, representatives of Museum Victoria and other community supporters.
Mr Orlando Gibson, President, CaribVic spoke about the importance of developing this exhibition for the Caribbean community, and thanked all the members involved who had shared their stories, photographs and memorabilia. Ms Jigzie Campbell then presented a drum and dance performance.
Ms Melinda Viksne, Acting Manager, Immigration Museum, thanked all guests and those involved in the exhibition.
The launch of the exhibition, which took place on 2 December 2009, was an achievement that recorded the valuable contribution of the Caribbean community to making Australia a rich and diverse society.