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Screen (5 of 7) ...Colonial Queensland ...
 


Camels carrying flour in a dry season. Afghan drivers Western Queensland. c1895. Photographer: George Grill.
(State Library of NSW, BCP05660.)


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...Colonial Queensland - Listen to Professor Andrew Jakubowicz discuss the events and issues surrounding this topic. Read text commentary
Web References: 1421 Website - Website for the book and TV show "1421" which tells about Chinese Admiral Zheng He and his voyages towards Australia as part of his global adventures. - More ...

Interviews:
Rethinking the north of Australia - Historian Regina Ganter explains how much of the history told about other parts of Australia does not apply in the same way to the north, where the earliest external links were with lands close by. - More ...
Articles: Turn the map upside down - Regina Ganter revisions Australia's history from a northern point of view. - More ...
Artworks: "View of Murray's Islands, with the natives offering to barter" - Painting by W. Westall from Matthew Flinders' 1802 voyage through the Torres Strait. - More ...
History: Excerpt from Matthew Flinders' log, 1802 - Explorer Matthew Flinders describes some of the people with whom he came into contact in what would later become northern Queensland, in his A Voyage to Terra Australis. - More ...

Interviews:
The Macassans and trepang fishing - Regina Ganter tells about the people who came from what is now Sulawesi to northern Australia to collect sea cucumber and about Flinders' encounter with one such group. - More ...

Interviews:
Queensland eyes New Guinea - Historian Clive Moore discusses Queensland's imperial adventures in New Guinea. - More ...
Artworks: "Thursday Island, Queensland", 1879 - Watercolour by Thomas George Glover, from his collection Sketches 1878-79. (National Library of Australia nla.pic-an4336227-v). - More ...
Book Excerpts: South Sea Islanders in Queensland - Clive Moore tells the history of Pacific Islanders from when they were brought over as indentured labour between 1863 and 1904, to the present, and discusses the problems and issues they currently face. - More ...
Book Excerpts: Torres Strait Islanders - Anna Shnukal outlines the history of this group of north Queensland people, and tells of their current concerns, organisations and aspirations. - More ...
Image Collections: Afghans in early Queensland - Photographs from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when Afghans and their camels provided transport services in inland Queensland and Australia. - More ...
History: Islam in Australia - An excerpt of a history by Bilal Cleland which describes early contacts with and influences of Muslims in northern Australia. A second excerpt outlines the importance of Afghan camel teams in the opening up of the interior. - More ...
Web References: Queensland beckons - A section of the Queensland Museum website about Asians and Pacific Islanders who settled in north Queensland in the 19th century and became involved in a variety of industries, from farming to gold digging and pearling. - More ...
Web References: Pearl Shellers - A section of the Queensland Museum website "Queensland Stories" about the Japanese who settled on Thursday Island and worked in the pearl-shell industry there. - More ...

Interviews:
Early cultural diversity in Queensland - Max Brandle describes some of the groups of European migrants who came to Queensland between 1859 and the First World War. - More ...
Image Collections: The Petrie Tableau - A sculpture commissioned in the Bicentennial year to honour early Brisbane settlers, which depicts the Petrie family and their neighbours in 1842. - More ...
Statistics: Queensland's population diversity - Australian Bureau of Statistics historical data on Queensland from colonial status in 1859 to Federation. - More ...
 
...Colonial Queensland ...