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Kevin Puertollano traveled from Broome, Western Australia to the Philippines  to meet their kin in Marinduque province. He is one of Indigenous Australians with Filipino descent whose ancestors were part of a group known as the 'Manila Men', the first migrant Filipinos to northern Australia in the late 1800's working in the pearling industry.

Shirley Escalante
Published on
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 15:51
File size
3.3 MB
7 min 16 sec

Image: Kevin Puertollano during the book launch, 'Re-imagining Australia: Voices of Indigenous Australians of Filipino Descent' by Deborah Wall and Christine Choo, October 2016, Manila ( photo supplied by Nisa Rigets, The Australian Embassy, Philippines)