The rigours of truth-telling: Sir Samuel Griffith and Queensland’s violent frontier

The first Selden Society lecture for 2024 will be, The rigours of truth-telling: Sir Samuel Griffith and Queensland’s violent frontier, presented by Dr Raymond Evans.

Dr Evans will address the current controversy surrounding the career of Sir Samuel Walker Griffith and the claim that his historical reputation and legacy is marred by responsibility for the high degree of racial violence along the Queensland colony’s frontiers in the later nineteenth century.

The lecture builds upon Dr Evans’ recently published essay, ‘Samuel Griffith and Queensland’s “War of Extermination”’.

Join us for refreshments in the Portrait Gallery after the lecture. Register to attend this free lecture in person—please bring your ticket for quick check-in. We will also be livestreaming the lecture: register to join this lecture via Zoom.

CPD points: 1 point per hour, self-assessed (BAQ and QLS)

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Event Details

Date: February 22, 2024
Time: 5:15pm for 5:30 start
Hosted by: Seldon Society
Venue: Banco Court, Level 3,415 George St Brisbane

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