Curator Conversation

Professor Maurice French presents: Squatters and Separation: Queensland Independence
Wednesday 5 June at 2.30pm

Curator Conversation is a series of entertaining talks hosted by Queensland Museum Curator Jeff Powell.

When: Wednesday 5 June 2019, 2:30pm

Theme: Professor Maurice French will present: Squatters and Separation: Queensland Independence. 

In this talk Professor Maurice French will examine the role that the Darling Downs squatters played in the separation of pastoral Queensland from a democratizing NSW; the subsequent demands for the further separation of central and northern Queensland from a Brisbane parliament controlled by the 'Pure Merinos' of the Darling Downs; the 'bad press' that historians have generally accorded the squatters; and the role squatters played in the advance of agriculture.  

Come along to hear more at this free event, part of the Curator Conversation series of talks on the first Wednesday of each month.

Free with admission to the Museum. 

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Event Details

05 June 2019, 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM