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Tracing Your Indigenous Family Tree
October 28 - October 28 | 11:00am - 12:30pm| FREE
*Please note that images and/or names of Indigenous people,
now deceased, are contained within this post and our collection.*
Tracing Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander
Family History Using Police Records
Sunday, 28 October 2018 | 11:00am to 12:30pm
Police HQ, 200 Roma Street,
Brisbane QLD 4000
Kathy Frankland is the Manager of Community and Personal Histories, Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships. Kathy will present an overview of the control of Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people in Queensland, focusing on the role Police played in the administration of the “protection” Acts.
The presentation will explore interaction and employment of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples with the Queensland Police Force, and how records created by the Police in their position as local protectors of Aboriginals can be used to trace Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family history.
This one-and-a-half-hour presentation will commence at 11am on Sunday, October 28 and will be both informative and educational. The lecture content will be suitable for all audiences.
The Museum opens its doors to the public on the last Sunday of each month from 10am to 3pm from February to November in addition to the standard Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm opening hours. Monthly Sunday openings feature guest speakers from across the historical and crime-solving spectrums.
PLEASE NOTE: The Police Museum will open on Sunday, October 28 from 10am to 3pm, and is located on the ground floor of Queensland Police Headquarters, 200 Roma Street, Brisbane.