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The Women of the Great Barrier Reef: The Untold Stories of Environmental Conservation in Queensland.

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Research Reveals

The Women of the Great Barrier Reef: The Untold Stories of Environmental Conservation in Queensland.

Join Dr Deb Anderson and Associate Professor Kerrie Foxwell-Norton, the 2020 John Oxley Library Fellows as they share their research from their project, The Women of the Great Barrier Reef: The Untold Stories of Environmental Conservation in Queensland.

Deb and Kerrie's project is inspired by the story of Terry Ridgway, who in 1966 quit her typing-pool job in Brisbane and moved to a remote island in the Great Barrier Reef. Aged 19, she became ‘the girl Robinson Crusoe’, living solo and spending her time studying marine life, aiming to identify the more than 1,500 species of Reef fish. Come and listen to Deb and Kerrie's research as they shine a light on the story of a selection of women who have been involved in the protection and conservation of the Great Barrier Reef, amplifying their voices and capturing a new side of the history of the reef, previously dominated by male voices and interpretation.

Read Deb and Kerrie's blog and watch their videos for more stories from their project:

Research Reveals

Research Reveals is a talk series showcasing research projects of the 2020 Queensland Memory Awards fellows, residents and award winners. Gain a unique insight into Queensland history and the collections of the John Oxley Library in this series of fascinating talks. You will have the opportunity to be part of an exclusive event as fellows present the research they have undertaken over the previous 12 months. See our website for the other talks in this series.

When: 24 November 2021

Time: 6pm - 7pm

Where: Auditorium 2, level 2

Image: Breathtaking underwater view of coral on the Great Barrier Reef, 1984. 7435 Ron and Ngaire Gale Collection, image number 706-03-34, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.

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