Tuesday, 29 April 2008

The Annual C J La Trobe Society/ Royal Historical Society of Victoria

From Charles La Trobe to Charles Gavan Duffy: selectors, squatters and Aborigines

Speaker: Dr. Val Noone
Date: Tuesday 3 June
Time: 6 pm refreshments
Lecture: 6.30 pm
Where: Royal Historical Society of Victoria
239 A’Beckett Street Melbourne
Cost: $20.00 per head

Bookings Essential 9326 9288

Drawing on primary and secondary sources, this lecture investigates the land policies of Charles Gavan Duffy in the perspective of the legacy of Charles La Trobe. In particular, the lecture focuses on policy changes and confl icts regarding squatters, selectors and the Indigenous people during the years 1858-9 and 1861-3 when Duffy was minister for lands.

Dr Val Noone, Fellow, School of Historical Studies, University of Melbourne, author and historian, is learning the Irish language and writing about the Irish in Victoria. He has recently completed seven years as founding editor of Táin, the magazine of the Australian Irish Network.

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