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Black_FeatherBlackbird has released it's very own wine label to celebrate 2012 as the Year for Finding Family.  BLACK FEATHER wines feature some of the best wines from Australia and New Zealand with specially designed, limited edition labels including:

  • 'THE RETURN' - 2009 Cabernet Merlot
  • 'BEFORE TIME' - 2012 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 'THE TRADER' - 2010 McLaren Vale Reserve Shiraz
  • 'PRIVATE ISLAND' - 2011 Malborough NZ Sauvignon Blanc
  • 'CRYSTAL' - 2010 Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay
  • 'TWO FISH' - Victorian Sparkling Pinot Noir Brut
  • 'THE PEARL DIVER' - Reynella Tawny Port

ThePearlDiverWine can be ordered by downloading the below form, choose your wine selection and have it delivered to your door.  Enjoy the new range of BLACK FEATHER collector-edition wines knowing you have helped Blackbird find another family, send another student to school, build another building or host another event.  Profits from each bottle contribute funds directly to Blackbird projects in Australia and throughout the South Pacific.  Wines available only in Australia.  International orders should contact Blackbird via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Buy 2 cases and recieve a bottle of THE PEARL DIVER Tawny Port free.




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Blackbird's LATEST EDITION of Storian Blong Yumi is out now. Learn of the UNKNOWN ISLANDER, the ABORIGINAL CONNECTION, seaching for lost shipwrecks with FINDING HELENA, join BLACKBIRD ADVENTURERS, help us get our very own TALL SHIP, enjoy our new range of BLACK FEATHER wines, enter great competitions,...


  During Australia's main Blackbirding days between 1863 to 1904 Queensland sugar and cotton plantations, sheep and cattle farms, pearling and fishing vessels and domestic households were worked by South Sea Islanders who were recruited – or more accurately during the Blackbird “era” kidnapped – by men who were, and are still known today as Blackbirders.   Blackbirding in the Pacific region was not only left to Australians.  Plantation owners in Fiji, New Caledonia, German plantation owners in Samoa and Papua New Guinea recruited for their respective locations.  In 1862 and 1863 Peruvian mine owners organised devastating slave raids on the Pacific. Over a period of about 40 years, 62,000 Islanders were brought to Queensland from the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and other parts of the South Pacific to provide cheap labour for the burgeoning sugar industry.  A small number of labourers came from the Polynesian and Micronesian islands such as Samoa, Kiribati and...