‘Gugu Badhun: People of the Valley of Lagoons ‘

Congratulations to Yvonne Cadet-James, Robert Andrew James, Sue McGinty and Russell McGregor on the publication of this innovative book which bridges historical scholarship and Aboriginal oral tradition to tell the story of the Gugu Badhun people from the upper Burdekin River in North Queensland. It offers new insights into Aboriginal–European interactions and new understandings of Read more …

From Pioneer to Premier

Lyndon Megarrity will present a paper on the life and times of Sir Robert Philp, Queensland Premier (1899-1903; 1907-8) and co-founder of Burns, Philp & Co.

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James George Drake (1850–1941)

Inaugural CAUL/ASA Fellow, and AHA member, Dr Lyndon Megarrity, explores the controversies and passions of Queensland’s first Senator. Drake, a London-born barrister, publisher, journalist and leading politician, played a prominent role in state and federal politics. During the 1890s, he worked tirelessly to secure a popular YES vote for Federation, and championed democratic reforms such Read more …

Warrior: A Legendary Leader’s Dramatic Life and Violent Death on the Colonial Frontier

Libby Connors’ Warrior: A Legendary Leader’s Dramatic Life and Violent Death on the Colonial Frontier (Allen & Unwin, 2015) is the story of Dundalli one of the great Aboriginal resistance fighters of the colonial frontier: one of many Aboriginal men to die protecting their country. It is also a fresh portrait of life in the Read more …