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Lectures in Queensland history : selected lectures on Queensland history from the Lectures in Queensland history series : 30 November 2009 - 27 February 2012 / editor: Annette Burns
Bib ID 6259585
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Description Townsville, Qld. : Townsville City Council, February 2013 
101 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour), photographs (some colour) ; 30 cm 
ISBN 9780980730562
Summary

"Since colonial times, Queensland has been touted as a place that fired the imagination. People of various motivations were drawn here by fanciful visions of the frontier, where vast grasslands and exotic species beckoned settlers to partake in classification and conquest, where South Sea Islanders were deployed into plantation work that was deemed unsuitable for Europeans, and where newcomers were inspired to become farmers. ... This series was delivered as public lectures from late 2009 to 2012 ... The essays cover themes of environmental history, race confilct history, and cultural history. --Foreword.

Full contents
  • Visual heritage of Australian South Sea Islanders / Professor Clive Moore
  • 'Beautiful one day, perfect the next...' becoming Queensland 1858-1909 / Professor Anna Haebich
  • Exploration and empire: imperial rhetoric in published accounts of exploration of eastern Australia 1770-1850 / Dr Judith Jensen
  • Fencelines and horizon lines: Queensland in the imaginary georgraphies of cinema / Dr Allison Craven
  • 'Black troopers': native police in the Townsville district / Dr Jonathan Richards
  • SS Gothenburg 1854 - 1875: the ship as "safe as the bank" / Dr Vivienne Moran
  • Australian safari: hunting dangerous game in Australia's tropical north / Dr Claire Brennan.
 
Notes

Spiral binding.

Includes bibliographical references.

Subjects Frontier and pioneer life -- Queensland -- History.  |  Pioneers -- Queensland -- History.  |  Race relations -- Queensland -- History.  |  Queensland -- History.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Moore, Clive, 1951-, author  |  Haebich, Anna, author  |  Jensen, Judith, author  |  Craven, Allison, author  |  Richards, Jonathan, author  |  Moran, Vivienne, author  |  Brennan, Claire, author  |  Burns, Annette, editor  |  Townsville (Qld.). Council
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Selected lectures on Queensland history from the Lectures in Queensland history series : 30 November 2009 - 27 February 2012

Lectures in Queensland history : 30 November 2009 - 27 February 2012

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