Notes:THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD ONLINE AND IN PERSON AT THE QFHS FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH CENTRE i.e. A HYBRID MEETING.
GUEST SPEAKER: PROFESSOR GARY CREW, EMERITUS PROFESSOR OF CREATIVE WRITING, UNIVERSITY OF THE SUNSHINE COAST.
Internationally, Gary has published over 80 novels and illustrated books for mature readers, delivering workshops on writing and illustration around the world. Among his many awards, Gary has won the Children's Book Council of Australia's Book of the Year four times, twice for his novels, twice for the illustrated book category; the American Children’s Book of Distinction, the Wilderness Society’s Award for Environmental Writing, and the Royal Geographic Society Whitley Award. He has been twice short listed for the Edgar Allan Poe Mystery Fiction Award in the USA. Gary lives in blissful isolation on Bribie Island.
The barque, Charles Eaton, bound for India, foundered off Northern Queensland in 1834. Passengers and crew escaped on 2 rafts, only to fall into the hands of Torres Strait Islanders. The D’Oyle family (Captain Thomas D’Oyle, his wife Charlotte and their two sons) were captured. The adults were beheaded, the boys sold, but successfully adopted into island families. Gary Crew has written several books on this fascinating though little mentioned narrative of colonial Queensland.
Presenting... times vary between 1pm and 7.30pm Please check the calendar carefully. You are welcome to attend as a visitor.
Note: This event is held in QLD time, AEST: no daylight saving. (GMT+10)