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](http://www.australiansikhheritage.com/contact-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.
The Australian Sikh Heritage Association Inc. (**ASHA**) is a not-for-profit association registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ABN 94603012755).
ASHA was founded in 2012 by a small group of passionate Australian Sikhs committed to preserving and sharing Australian Sikh Heritage. In 2014, ASHA was incorporated in Western Australia and also registered as a national body on the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. This small professional team work closely together in furthering ASHA's objectives. The current committee members of the association are shown below.
Should you wish to join the team please use the [Contact Us](http://www.australiansikhheritage.com/contact-us) section of the website. We would love to have you on board!
Dr Amarjeet Singh
Dr Amarjeet Singh was one of the founding members of ASHA. Unfortunately Dr Amarjeet Singh passed away in 2015. A real driver behind the team and committed to furthering ASHA's objectives, Dr Amarjeet Singh is sorely missed by the ASHA team and the wider community.
The ASHA team acknowledges his extraordinary contribution to our work and will forever be indebted to his guidance provided over the years.
The Australian Sikh Heritage Association (**ASHA**) works in collaboration with a number of history and heritage focused organisations in Australia to further its objectives. ASHA understands that the quality work of these organisations is critical in furthering ASHA's objectives and accordingly believes in supporting them as much as they have supported ASHA's work.
ASHA has strategic partnerships with a number of organisations, including:
- [Sikh Association of WA Inc. ](http://www.sikhwa.org.au/)
- [Sikh Gurdwara Perth Inc.](http://sikhgurdwaraperth.org.au/)
- City of Canning
- Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
- Canning Districts Historical Society Inc.
ASHA has working relationships (some project based) with a number of other organisations, including:
- Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife
- History Teachers Association of WA
- [The Royal Western Australian Historical Society (Inc.)](https://www.histwest.org.au/)
- History Council of Western Australia
- National Library of Australia (National Archives)
- State Records Office WA
- WA Museum
- State Heritage Office (WA)
- State Library of Queensland
- Australian War Memorial
- National Trust
- Heritage Perth
- Royal South Australia Regiment
- Local RSLs
- Various Shires / Local Governments
We need your help to help us put the pieces of the Australian Sikhs Heritage narrative together.
Are you interested in Australian Sikh Heritage?
Do you enjoy uncovering things that may have been forgotten for over 100 years?
Would you like to be part of a team that is doing something that is truly ground-breaking?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, we would love to hear from you.
Please use the form below to tell us a little about yourself:
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.