Our Main Objective
The Australian Sikh Heritage Association's (ASHA) main objective is to promote a greater awareness of the rich shared heritage of Australian Sikhs.
Through our preliminary research we have discovered that a vast amount of information is available in various local, state and federal archives and private collections across Australia. We want to make this information accessible to all Australians.
How will we get there?
We hope to achieve our objectives by doing the following things to everything we find in relation to Australian Sikh Heritage:
Document - research and record the intangible and tangible heritage that could soon be lost to time
Preserve - centralise objects, documents and stories to ensure public access
Share - exhibit to raise awareness on a variety of platforms
Collaborate - create partnerships with like-minded organisations concerned with Australia's cultural heritage.
The Australian Sikh Heritage Association Inc. is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission ABN 94603012755.
By sharing our research online we invite you to join the conversation. We have some very exciting information to share with you that will amaze you, however most of the information we have found is yet to find its full meaning. To complete the puzzle we need your input. We need YOU to share your heritage and interaction with Australian Sikhs to allow their much forgotten story heard.
We hope you will walk with us on this wonderful journey of discovery to help build an even stronger affinity between the old and the new, to renew the sense of pride all Australian Sikhs feel towards this wonderful country.
Our Acknowledgment of Country
We acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures, and elders past, present and future.