Bjelke Blues: Stories of Repression and Resistance in Joh Bjelke-Petersen’s Queensland
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Bjelke Blues: Stories of Repression and Resistance in Joh Bjelke-Petersen’s Queensland

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Sat 7 Dec 2019
10:30am to 11:30am
Add to Calendar 2019-12-07 10:30 2019-12-07 11:30 Australia/Brisbane Bjelke Blues: Stories of Repression and Resistance in Joh Bjelke-Petersen’s Queensland Life under John was no joke! In fact, for a lot of people it was downright dangerous. <em>Bjelke Blues: Stories of Repression and Resistance in Joh Bjelke-Petersen’s Queensland</em> is a collection of 45 stories, articles, and memoirs by those whose lives were shaped during the Joh era, when corruption and the gerrymander defined politics in the Deep North. Bjelke Blues gives heart and soul to the remembrances of the men and women who were at the end of police batons…at the front line fighting for justice and decency.” (Matthew Condon) The collection includes stories from Nick Earls, Melissa Lucashenko, Sam Watson, Bob Weatherall, Angelina Hurley, Raymond Evans, Dan O’Neill, Anne Richards, John Willsteed, Anne Jones, Matt Mawson, David Margan, Mandy Nolan and many others. Join AndAlso Books publisher, Matthew Wengert, and writer and editor, Edwina Shaw, for a discussion about <em>Bjelke Blues</em>, their new book about the good old bad days in Queensland. Bring along your stories to share – the lessons we learnt from this important period in Queensland history are particularly relevant today. Books will be available for purchase on the day, or bring your copy from home for Edwina and Matthew to sign. To reserve your place, <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/bjelke-blues-stories-of-repression-and-resistance-in-joh-bjelke-petersens-queensland-fairfield-tickets-79480639733" target="_blank">visit Eventbrite</a>, or phone the library. Fairfield Library, Fairfield Gardens Shopping Centre, 180 Fairfield Road, Fairfield
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Age

Young adults, Adults, Seniors

Cost

Free

Life under John was no joke! In fact, for a lot of people it was downright dangerous. Bjelke Blues: Stories of Repression and Resistance in Joh Bjelke-Petersen’s Queensland is a collection of 45 stories, articles, and memoirs by those whose lives were shaped during the Joh era, when corruption and the gerrymander defined politics in the Deep North.

Bjelke Blues gives heart and soul to the remembrances of the men and women who were at the end of police batons…at the front line fighting for justice and decency.” (Matthew Condon)

The collection includes stories from Nick Earls, Melissa Lucashenko, Sam Watson, Bob Weatherall, Angelina Hurley, Raymond Evans, Dan O’Neill, Anne Richards, John Willsteed, Anne Jones, Matt Mawson, David Margan, Mandy Nolan and many others.

Join AndAlso Books publisher, Matthew Wengert, and writer and editor, Edwina Shaw, for a discussion about Bjelke Blues, their new book about the good old bad days in Queensland. Bring along your stories to share – the lessons we learnt from this important period in Queensland history are particularly relevant today.

Books will be available for purchase on the day, or bring your copy from home for Edwina and Matthew to sign.

To reserve your place, visit Eventbrite, or phone the library.

Bookings

Bookings required. Phone Fairfield Library on 07 3403 8615 to reserve your place.

Venue

Fairfield Library, Fairfield Gardens Shopping Centre, 180 Fairfield Road, Fairfield

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