Posts tagged ‘black people’

February 14, 2012

Where are the black people in Australia?

On a 2011 interview with Chealsea Lately in Sydney, Australia 

Singer Rhianna was shocked by the lack of Black people she saw in Australia.


On tour she never made it to Darwin (north Australia) which has a larger population of black people than any other state in Australia.


A mystery as to where Black actually live in Australia or how many of them live here.As of now whenever you go to places such as Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne you only see a handful of blacks but it is now changed within the last 5 years also take in fact it’s common for Blacks in Australia to move around different states in Australia all the time.




Black Demographic of Australia is:


Aboriginal Australian



Black French 

Black English


South American

African American 




There isn’t a sizeable African American Community but with a US military base set to be in Australia there be more likely be noticeable African Americans in Darwin.


it was estimated around 100,000 African Americans in the military stationed here in Australia during WWII.

African Americans fall under these common categories in Australia:

US Military members 

Gospel Church singers 

NBL Basketball 

Travelling musicians 

Married to Australian citizens 





Hispanics are estimated to be around 130,000 living in Australia.


The Chilean community is the largest Hispanic Latino minority in Australia, followed by El Salvadorians then Brazilians.



People may be surprised to hear there are Native Americans in Australia around 2,000 with a rough estimate of 500 in Queensland.










February 10, 2012

Lack of Black Barbershops in Australia

“Where can I find a good black barbershop in australia?” is the first question African American people think of when they arrive in Australia .

In Australia there seems to be a mystery as to where black people get they’re hair did.

But many people assume since we are multicultural society there is no need for Black saloons In Australia. But I disagree because mainstream Australia doesnt understand dealing with black hairstyles,textures and colouring.

I grew up in Darwin, north Australia which has always had a dominant black international population compared to other states such as Sydney,Melbourne & Canberra. I found it strange since I grew up with many black people in my hometown there wasn’t any black beauty saloons that catered to women of colour.

This resulted in me ordering haircare products online and doing my own hair or studying hairstyles from magazines.Which is fine after awhile but nothing beats wisdom from a hair stylist who has years of profession.I want to look like Beyonce too !

Changing demographics of Australia in recent years has seen African Americans,Afro Brazilians,Cubans and Afro everything coming to our shores. Many people still believe just because you only seen 3 and half black people in your local town means that you won’t make enough money in a black barbershop in Australia.I can’t disagree more.How many times have I heard blacks say they cannot find a person to to help maintain their dreads?!Or someone who can colour hair that’s suits a dark skin tone or even deal with kinky hair altogether.

I believe Australia has a great market for catering to the Black community but let’s not forget Polynesians and Melanesians would benefit.African American culture heavily influences young Australians particularly Indigenous youths.Id love to go in a saloon and go to a stylist who can give me great advice on haircare and understands black hairstyles.

I aspire to own my own black beauty franchise in Australia someday in the future it’s a dream of mine I want to open the doors for the Black Haircare industry in Oz a little more.