Who owns Brisbane's radical past?

Article


Connors, Libby and Hutton, Drew. 2005. "Who owns Brisbane's radical past?" Queensland Review. 12 (1), pp. 91-100.
Article Title

Who owns Brisbane's radical past?

ERA Journal ID36905
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsConnors, Libby (Author) and Hutton, Drew (Author)
Journal TitleQueensland Review
Journal Citation12 (1), pp. 91-100
Year2005
PublisherEquinox Publishing
Place of PublicationBrisbane, Australia
ISSN1321-8166
2049-7792
Web Address (URL)http://search.informit.com.au/browseJournalTitle;res=E-LIBRARY;issn=1321-8166
Abstract

When a history of the Australian environment movement was published several years ago the joke that went around the environment movement was that the first (and sometimes the only thing) purveyors of the book would read was the index to check if their names were there. If some of the reports we have heard from around the bookshops of Brisbane are true, Radical Brisbane, has received a similar response. We feel for Ray Evans and Carol Ferrier, the editors of Radical Brisbane, because everyone who has been around the activist scene in Brisbane over the last forty years will want to see themselves, or at least their organizations, represented. Inevitably, given the limitations of such publications, many have been disappointed. The point of this review essay is not to critique the inclusions and omissions in order to assuage individual egos, but to further an understanding of the basis of radical politics and to interpret why Brisbane has been the seat of dissent as much as of development in this state.

KeywordsQueensland history, Brisbane politics, radical politics, dissent
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020440801. Australian government and politics
430302. Australian history
Public Notes

File reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher/author.

Byline AffiliationsSchool of Humanities and Communication
Queensland Greens, Australia
Permalink -

https://research.usq.edu.au/item/9x9x8/who-owns-brisbane-s-radical-past

Download files

  • 2215
    total views
  • 1404
    total downloads
  • 1
    views this month
  • 1
    downloads this month

Export as

Related outputs

Broken Spear: The Untold Story of Black Tom Birch, The Man who Sparked Australia's Bloodiest War by Robert Cox
Connors, Libby. 2023. "Broken Spear: The Untold Story of Black Tom Birch, The Man who Sparked Australia's Bloodiest War by Robert Cox." Australian Journal of Politics and History. 69 (1), pp. 156-157. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajph.12895
A Legal History for Australia
McKibbin, Sarah, Connors, Libby and Harmes, Marcus. 2021. A Legal History for Australia. London, United Kingdom. Hart Publishing.
The theatre of justice: Race relations and capital punishment at Moreton Bay 1841-59
Connors, Libby. 2020. "The theatre of justice: Race relations and capital punishment at Moreton Bay 1841-59." Shaw, Barry and Fisher, Rod (ed.) Brisbane: The Aboriginal Presence 1824-1860. Brisbane, Australia. Boolarong Press & Brisbane History Group. pp. 61-75
Foreword [to Brisbane: The Aboriginal Presence 1824-1860]
Connors, Libby. 2020. "Foreword [to Brisbane: The Aboriginal Presence 1824-1860]." Shaw, Barry and Fisher, Rod (ed.) Brisbane: The Aboriginal Presence 1824-1860. Brisbane, Australia. Boolarong Press & Brisbane History Group. pp. xii-xv
Billy Barlow (c1825-c1860)
Connors, Libby and Bond, Alex. 2021. "Billy Barlow (c1825-c1860)." Konishi, Shino (ed.) Australian dictionary of biography. Canberra, Australia. National Centre of Biography.
Understanding Deadman's Pocket: Peter Glynn and the making of a colonial frontiersman
Connors, Libby. 2017. "Understanding Deadman's Pocket: Peter Glynn and the making of a colonial frontiersman." Baker, Dallas John, Brien, Donna Lee and Sulway, Nike (ed.) Recovering history through fact and fiction: forgotten lives. Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 27-41
Uncovering the shameful: sexual violence on an Australian colonial frontier
Connors, Libby. 2017. "Uncovering the shameful: sexual violence on an Australian colonial frontier." Mason, Robert (ed.) Legacies of violence: rendering the unspeakable past in modern Australia. New York, United States. Berghahn Books. pp. 33-52
Fleay, David Howells (1907–1993)
Connors, Libby. 2017. "Fleay, David Howells (1907–1993)." Nolan, Melanie (ed.) Australian dictionary of biography. Canberra, ACT. The Australian National University.
'Within an hour's ride' of the capital: the problem of sovereignty in 1859'
Connors, Libby. 2015. "'Within an hour's ride' of the capital: the problem of sovereignty in 1859'." Journal of Australian Colonial History. 17, pp. 83-100.
Warrior: a legendary leader's dramatic life and violent death on the colonial frontier
Connors, Libby. 2015. Warrior: a legendary leader's dramatic life and violent death on the colonial frontier . Sydney, Australia. Allen & Unwin.
Women, children and violence in aboriginal law: some perspectives from the southeast Queensland frontier
Connors, Libby. 2012. "Women, children and violence in aboriginal law: some perspectives from the southeast Queensland frontier ." Kirkby, Diane (ed.) Past law, present histories. Canberra, Australia. Australian National University (ANU) Press. pp. 125-136
Distant and disinterested: oversight of northern policing as Colonial Office policy in the 1840s and 1850s
Connors, Libby. 2012. "Distant and disinterested: oversight of northern policing as Colonial Office policy in the 1840s and 1850s." Australia and New Zealand Law and History E-Journal.
Direct action protest, Australia
Connors, Libby and Hutton, Drew. 2007. "Direct action protest, Australia." Kaid, Lynda Lee and Holtz-Bacha, Christina (ed.) Encyclopedia of political communication. Thousand Oaks, California. SAGE Publications Ltd.
Indigenous resistance and traditional leadership: understanding and interpreting Dundalli
Connors, Libby. 2005. "Indigenous resistance and traditional leadership: understanding and interpreting Dundalli." Queensland History Journal. 19 (3), pp. 701-712.
Sunshine and Rainbows: The Development of Gay and Lesbian Culture in Queensland by Clive Moore
Connors, Libby. 2002. "Sunshine and Rainbows: The Development of Gay and Lesbian Culture in Queensland by Clive Moore." Australian Journal of Politics and History. 48 (3), pp. 422-423.
South of My Days: A Biography of Judith Wright by Veronica Brady
Connors, Libby. 1999. "South of My Days: A Biography of Judith Wright by Veronica Brady." Journal of Australian Studies. 23 (60), pp. 194-195.
Traditional law and indigenous resistance at Moreton Bay 1842-1855, Part II
Connors, Libby. 2006. "Traditional law and indigenous resistance at Moreton Bay 1842-1855, Part II." Australia and New Zealand Law and History E-Journal.
Mass nonviolent protest, Australia
Connors, Libby and Hutton, Drew. 2007. "Mass nonviolent protest, Australia." Kaid, Lynda Lee and Holtz-Bacha, Christina (ed.) Encyclopedia of political communication. Thousand Oaks, California. SAGE Publications Ltd.
Traditional law and indigenous resistance at Moreton Bay 1842-1855
Connors, Libby. 2005. "Traditional law and indigenous resistance at Moreton Bay 1842-1855." Australia and New Zealand Law and History E-Journal.
Witness to frontier violence: an aboriginal boy before the Supreme Court
Connors, Libby. 2011. "Witness to frontier violence: an aboriginal boy before the Supreme Court." Australian Historical Studies. 42 (2), pp. 230-243. https://doi.org/10.1080/1031461X.2010.529920
A Wiradjuri child at Moreton Bay
Connors, Libby. 2010. "A Wiradjuri child at Moreton Bay." Queensland History Journal. 20 (13), pp. 775-787.
A hanging, a hostage drama and several homicides: why sovereignty in 1859 is problematic
Connors, Libby. 2009. "A hanging, a hostage drama and several homicides: why sovereignty in 1859 is problematic." Queensland History Journal. 20 (12), pp. 716-727.
A house divided: the Griffin Family of Whiteside and frontier conflict in the 1840s
Connors, Libby. 2009. "A house divided: the Griffin Family of Whiteside and frontier conflict in the 1840s." Queensland History Journal. 20 (11), pp. 578-592.
The European explorers and settlers
Green, Dayle and Connors, Libby. 2004. "The European explorers and settlers." Breckwoldt, Roland, Boden, Robert and Andrew, Jenny (ed.) The Darling. Canberra, Australia. Murray-Darling Basin Commission. pp. 24-51
Policy and practice
Connors, Libby. 2002. "Policy and practice." Potter, Catherine, Moles, Sarah, Connors, Libby and Postle, Pam (ed.) Conversations on the Condamine: an oral history from the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin. Sydney, Australia. Envirobook. pp. 101-118
Introducing the Condamine and its oral history
Connors, Libby. 2002. "Introducing the Condamine and its oral history." Potter, Catherine, Moles, Sarah, Connors, Libby and Postle, Pam (ed.) Conversations on the Condamine: an oral history from the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin. Sydney, Australia. Envirobook. pp. 13-28
Women on the South-East Queensland frontier
Connors, Libby. 2008. "Women on the South-East Queensland frontier." Queensland Review. 15 (2), pp. 19-37.
Sentencing on a colonial frontier: Judge Therry's decisions at Moreton Bay
Connors, Libby. 2008. "Sentencing on a colonial frontier: Judge Therry's decisions at Moreton Bay." Legal History. 12 (1), pp. 81-97.
I cannot do any more: resistance, respectability and ruin - recapturing the Irish orphan girls in the Moreton Bay districts
Connors, Libby and Turner, Bernadette. 1998. "I cannot do any more: resistance, respectability and ruin - recapturing the Irish orphan girls in the Moreton Bay districts." McClaughlin, Trevor (ed.) Irish women in colonial Australia. Sydney, Australia. Allen & Unwin. pp. 105-122
Irish women, Aboriginal people, and the law in colonial Australia: race, power and the struggle for inclusion
McClaughlin, Trevor and Connors, Libby. 2004. "Irish women, Aboriginal people, and the law in colonial Australia: race, power and the struggle for inclusion." de Paor, Louis, O'Connor, Maureen and Reece, Bob (ed.) 12th Irish Australian Conference: From Youghal Harbour to Moreton Bay: Remembered Nations, Imagined Republics. Galway, Ireland 19 - 22 Jun 2002 Perth, Australia.
Connecting with political power: social movement activism and environmental law
Hutton, Drew and Connors, Libby. 1999. "Connecting with political power: social movement activism and environmental law." Griffith Law Review. 8 (2), pp. 227-234.
Environmental racism: Australia, Shell and Nigeria
Connors, Libby. 1997. "Environmental racism: Australia, Shell and Nigeria." Social Alternatives. 16 (2), pp. 50-52.
The Left dilemma for the Greens
Hutton, Drew and Connors, Libby. 2004. "The Left dilemma for the Greens." Social Alternatives. 23 (1), pp. 34-37.
Rebuilding the ship: a new model of democracy in emergence
Harrison, Karey and Hutton, Drew. 2005. "Rebuilding the ship: a new model of democracy in emergence." Star, Cassandra (ed.) Ecopolitics XVI: Transforming Environmental Governance for the 21st Century. Brisbane, Australia 04 - 06 Jul 2005 Brisbane, Australia.