Meet Grantlee Kieza
Date & time
Sat 14 Dec 2019
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Add to Calendar 2019-12-14 13:00 2019-12-14 14:00 Australia/Brisbane Meet Grantlee Kieza Lachlan Macquarie is credited with shaping Australia’s destiny, transforming the harsh, foreboding penal colony of New Holland into an agricultural powerhouse and ultimately a functioning society. An egalitarian at heart, he also helped shape the nation’s character. acquarie saw boundless potential in Britain’s convict refuse, some of whom, under his watch, went on to become successful administrators, land owners and business people. However, Macquarie’s ambitions for the colony (which he succeeded in having renamed ‘Australia’) could only bring him into conflict with the continent’s original landowners, and he was responsible for the death of several Aboriginal men, women and children, brutally killed in a military operation intended to create terror among local Indigenous people. So, was Macquarie the man who sowed the seeds of a great nation, or a tyrant who destroyed Aboriginal resistance?&nbsp;Join Grantlee Kieza as he discusses his new book, <em>Macquarie</em>.&nbsp; To reserve your place, <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/meet-grantlee-kieza-garden-city-library-tickets-79483775111" target="_blank">visit Eventbrite</a> or phone the library. Garden City Library, Garden City Shopping Centre, Corner Logan and Kessels Road, Upper Mt Gravatt
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Age

Young adults, Adults, Seniors

Cost

Free

Lachlan Macquarie is credited with shaping Australia’s destiny, transforming the harsh, foreboding penal colony of New Holland into an agricultural powerhouse and ultimately a functioning society. An egalitarian at heart, he also helped shape the nation’s character.

acquarie saw boundless potential in Britain’s convict refuse, some of whom, under his watch, went on to become successful administrators, land owners and business people. However, Macquarie’s ambitions for the colony (which he succeeded in having renamed ‘Australia’) could only bring him into conflict with the continent’s original landowners, and he was responsible for the death of several Aboriginal men, women and children, brutally killed in a military operation intended to create terror among local Indigenous people.

So, was Macquarie the man who sowed the seeds of a great nation, or a tyrant who destroyed Aboriginal resistance? Join Grantlee Kieza as he discusses his new book, Macquarie

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

Bookings

Bookings required. Phone Garden City Library on 07 3403 7745 to reserve your place

Venue

Garden City Library, Garden City Shopping Centre, Corner Logan and Kessels Road, Upper Mt Gravatt

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