Queensland Family History Society Inc

 

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QFHS Calendar Event

Members' Meeting - Guest speaker Dr Colin Dillon AM, APM, 2022 Queensland Senior Australian of the Year, and Australia’s first Indigenous police officer

Members' Meeting - Guest speaker <span>Dr Colin Dillon AM, APM, 2022 Queensland Senior Australian of the Year, and Australia’s first Indigenous police officer</span>
Starts: 30 Nov 2022 at 7:30 PM
Ends: 30 Nov 2022 at 9:30 PM
Notes:

My Life Story. 

Dr Colin Dillon is a Kombumerri man of the Yugambeh nation. His country is Queensland’s Gold Coast but his extraordinary life has taken him all over the State. He has now been recognised as the 2022 Queensland Senior Australian of the Year, 2022 Queensland Senior Australian of the Year, and Australia’s first Indigenous police officer.

Dr Dillon stepped into the uniform two years before the 1967 referendum, which saw the counting of Aboriginal people in the nation’s census, and a decade before ratification of the Racial Discrimination Act.

He was the first serving police officer to voluntarily come forward and give first-hand evidence under oath to the Fitzgerald Enquiry in 1987.

This will be a hybrid meeting at the 
Brisbane City Council Chermside Library Meeting Room
375 Hamilton Rd,
Chermside.

Christmas meeting - Please bring a plate (preferably disposable) of goodies to share.

Note: This event is held in QLD time, AEST: no daylight saving. (GMT+10)

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