Friday, 26 February 2010

Brisbane Museums: Talk at Police Museum on writer of Aboriginal "Protection" Act Archibald Meston, Sun Feb 28

This Sunday, February 28 2010, the Queensland Police Museum has its free monthly lecture at 11am. This month's lecture is called "The Sacred Ibis", about Archibald Meston, best remembered for being the inspiration behind Queensland's Aboriginals Protection And Restriction Of Sale Of Opium Act - you can download a pdf version of the Act by clicking here.

The Act did great damage to the rights of Aboriginal people - for a start it allowed bureaucrats to force Aboriginal people to live on reserves, even if they didn't want to.

The lecture, by Dr James Lergessner, will also discuss Meston's work in history and journalism. There's an article about Dr Lergessner here at the website.

The Queensland Police Museum is on the ground flooor of Queensland Police Headquarters, 200 Roma St, Brisbane City - click here for a Google Map. Public transport info is on the map, and you can click here to find bus or train timetables and routes using the Translink journey planner.

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