Maranoa Charlie, Kunja elder, c1910. Dubbed 'King of Tinnenburra'. Queensland State Archives

Queensland State Archives

Tommy Wills and the Aboriginal cricket team, 1867.  Wills (middle, back) coached and captained the team in Victoria before it toured England in 1868. Collection of the National Library of Australia

Collection of the National Library of Australia

Cullin-la-ringo Station, c1875. Collection of Wills Family Records, image by Liz Huf

Collection of Wills Family Records, image by Liz Huf

Thomas Wentworth Wills narrowly escaped death on 17 October 1861 when his father and 18 others were killed at Cullin-la-ringo Station on Garden Creek, near Springsure.

The Moving Frontier, 1860-98

1 January 2009
29 September 2010
29 September 2010

Copyright © Jonathan Richards, 2009

The Moving Frontier, shown by Native Police camp openings, 1860-98. Native Police Camps 1860-69, 1870-79, 1880-89, 1890-98. Maps by Jonathan Richards, 2009

Native Police looking over country, 1860s. Collection of Jonathan Richards

Collection of Jonathan Richards

The 27 May 1967 national Referendum was a turning point in Queensland’s political landscape, though not in the manner ordinarily conceived.

Of the estimated 12,000 deaths in Australia from the Spanish or pneumonic influenza in 1918-19, 1030 were Queenslanders, 315 of whom were known to be Aborigines, representing 30 per cent of the State death toll.  In Queensland, the pandemic had arrived first at the main seaports of the middle and southern coast and had then moved inland to urban and rural regions. Initially, it affected white people then began affecting Aborigines, coming for them on top of an epidemic of pneumonia.

Copyright © Gordon Briscoe, AO

Queensland possesses two Indigenous groups: Australian Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders.

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