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Members' Meeting - Beyond Distinguished Gentlemen: Forgotten Voices from Brisbane’s mid 19th Century. Guest Speaker - Duncan Richardson

Members' Meeting - <em>Beyond Distinguished Gentlemen: Forgotten Voices from Brisbane’s mid 19th Century</em>. Guest Speaker - Duncan Richardson
Starts: 16 Feb 2022 at 7:30 PM
Ends: 16 Feb 2022 at 9:30 PM
Notes: Beyond Distinguished Gentlemen moves behind the façade of the posed photos and official biographies and includes the private reflections of those men but also the voices and experiences of people outside the circles of wealth and property who dominate the official records. The presentation explores these lives in the context of Brisbane in 1864 and the struggle against disasters of various kinds in a town that had outstretched its resources and was overcrowded, prone to infectious disease, and intensely flammable. Based on the experience of researching for a book on this period over several years, the presentation follows a trail from the biographies of politicians to the local papers of the day and into the lesser known sources which preserve alternative voices.

This is a hybrid meeting. You can attend at the QFHS Library and Resource Centre or join via Zoom.

Guest speaker: Duncan Richardson

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