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Queensland Police Museum Sunday Lecture - To Preserve and Protect

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A talk on history of policing colonial Brisbane by a police historian and author Dr Anastasia Dukova

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The first chief constable of the local police, John McIntosh, arrived in Moreton Bay in 1828.

McIntosh, a 24-year-old from Glasgow, had been transported to NSW in 1814, after being sentenced to penal servitude for life. Having been granted parole in 1826, he served as a superintendent of convicts in Liverpool but soon lost his ticket-of-leave after being found guilty of gross irregularities. In 1828, McIntosh earner another 'ticket' and was appointed head of police in the area today known as Brisbane.

Queensland Police Museum invites you to a talk delivered by Dr Anastasia Dukova, an historian and author of To Preserve and Protect: Policing Colonial Brisbane recently published by the University of Queensland Press.

Dr Dukova will explore the highlights of her research such as personal stories of the police and the policed: a 'lifer' from Dublin turned district constable, Queensland's fist detective, as well as police court regulars Susan McGowan and Charles Durant, 'a seasoned sinner'.

If you would like a signed copy of the book, there is an option to pre-purchase it for a special price of $28 (non-refundable), while registering for the event. The event itself is FREE.

Spaces are limited due to COVID-19 compliance provisions.

About the Author

Anastasia Dukova holds a PhD in crime and policing history from the University of Dublin, Trinity College. She is a member of the Irish Association of Professional Historians and the Professional Historians Association Queensland. Her research on nineteenth-century Irish and Australian policing history and historical criminology has been published widely, and her doctoral and postdoctoral findings were published in 2016 as A History of the Dublin Metropolitan Police and its Colonial Legacy in Palgrave Macmillan’s World Histories of Crime, Culture and Violence series. She has held fellowships with the State Library of Queensland, Harry Gentle Resource Centre and Griffith Criminology Institute, as well as a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto and a postgraduate scholarship with the Irish Research Council. Anastasia is a partner investigator on an Australian Research Council Discovery Project that investigates the policing of migrant communities in Britain and Australia throughout the twentieth century (DP180102200). She also lends her historical crime and policing expertise to public and professional lectures, as well as popular history projects such as Century Ireland, RTÉ and Who Do You Think You Are?

PLEASE NOTE: The Police Museum will open Sunday February 23 from 10am to 3pm, and is located on the ground floor of Police Headquarters, 200 Roma Street, Brisbane.

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