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Members' Meeting - February - Duncan Richardson

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

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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 will be a hybrid meeting.

Guest Speaker: Duncan Richardson

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


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QFHS aims to bring together people who are interested in the study of genealogy, heraldry, and family and local history, and to assist and encourage members in their research. We also aim to encourage the preservation of historical records, to acquire and maintain a reference and research library, and to collect and preserve material relating to the families of the people of Queensland.

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