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Unlock the Past Cruises

Discovering Queensland

Event Information

  • 28 Feb 2010 2:00pm
  • State Library of Queensland, Cultural Centre, South Bank
  • Brisbane
  • Queensland
Other Information
  • Cost: $280.00

After the sell out success of the last year’s sessions, the State Library is once again offering members of the public the opportunity to discover Queensland’s history during a six week course led by critically acclaimed author and historian, Professor Raymond Evans.

Stretching from the many millennia of Aboriginal pre-contact history through to the years of convictism, free settlement, and into the Bjelke-Petersen era and beyond, Professor Evans will take you on a journey into the colourful, surprising and at times disturbing saga that is the history of this unique Australian state. The course draws from both Professor Evans acclaimed book, A History of Queensland, and the State Library’s significant collection of heritage items, to provide a fascinating insight into Queensland’s past.

To enable active discussion on the topics covered, participants receive a copy of Professor Evans’ book and are asked to read the relevant chapters prior to each session. A copy of Professor Evan's book is sent out with your ticket.

When: Every Mon from 1 Mar to 12 Apr (excl 5 Apr Easter public holiday), 6pm-7.30pm OR every Wed from 3 Mar to 7 Apr, 6pm- 7.30pm.

Limited to 15 people in each course. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Professor Raymond Evans is Adjunct Professor with the Centre for Public Culture and Ideas, in the School of Arts, Media and Culture at Griffith University, as well as a Research Associate with the School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics, and the School of English, Media Studies and Art History at the University of Queensland.