Representations of Meanjin and Moreton Bay 1824-2024: A Bicentennial Symposium

Griffith University, 11 and 12 September 2024, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm AEST

Griffith University and the Harry Gentle Resource Centre are hosting a two-day symposium to mark the bicentenary of the establishment of the Moreton Bay penal station in Meanjin/Brisbane in 1824. The symposium will unfold across two days with presentations addressing themes including: Representations of Meanjin; Metropole and Empire; Setting the Penal Station Scene; Convict Testimony and the Reconstruction of Penal Station Reputations; Indigenous Encounters with the Penal Station; The Limits of Authority and Convict Resistance; Aftermaths and Legacies. The Opening Address will be delivered by renowned historian Raymond Evans and the Closing Address by esteemed Goorie (Aboriginal) author Melissa Lucashenko. Confirmed speakers include Clare Anderson, James Bradley, Martin Gibbs, Ray Kerkhove, Brett Leavy, Jane Lydon, David Meredith, Hamish Maxwell-Stewart, Deborah Oxley, David Roberts and Ben Wilson.

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