How people contest the landscape.

Conflict is fundamental in shaping the Queensland landscape.

Pauline Hanson the candidate was less effective than the political protest movement she spawned.

When thinking of the great battlefields of World War II it is Stalingrad’s rooftops, London’s skyline and the jungles of Burma that come to mind, not the sleepy 'big country town' of Brisbane.

‘Youth’ has plagued Queensland, and in particular the State capital Brisbane, for at least a century.

Queensland was a frontline of Allied efforts in the Pacific War of 1941-45, and especially in the crisis year of 1942.

Grassy hills, concrete battlements and gun emplacements in Brisbane, Townsville and Thursday Island evoke the British imperial presence of the late nineteenth century.

The Great Shearers’ Strike of 1891 was a major confrontation between Queensland graziers and their shearing hands.

A bomb exploded at the Iwasaki resort at Yeppoon on 29 November 1980. It ripped a large crater in an unfinished block of holiday units, causing damage estimated at $1 million.

Queensland during Joh Bjelke-Petersen’s premiership (1968-87) appeared to confirm political scientist S.M. Lipset’s claim that ‘every country has a South’.

Mount Etna, 22 km north of Rockhampton, is a cavernous pyramid-shaped hill in a belt of limestone, which attracts bats and, since the mid-twentieth century, speleologists and limestone miners.

England, like most European powers, conquered and ruled a large colonial empire during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

During 1993 and 1994 the Cairns to Kuranda Skyrail became a hot political issue in North Queensland.

At the start of the twentieth century, many workers in Rockhampton laboured more than 56 hours a week, earned low pay and suffered poor conditions.

With the commencement of the Queensland gold-rushes in the 1860s, large numbers of Chinese miners and businesses arrived, and competition with Europeans led to rising tensions.

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.