Scholar Talk: A Soldier’s Life on the Penal Frontier

Scholar Talk: A Soldier’s Life on the Penal Frontier

Scholar Talks

In New South Wales the serving soldiers were charged with a double remit — as the agents of expansion and as the enforcers of confinement. This dual military function is examined through the story of two wooden boxes — including the Macquarie Collector’s Chest, one of the treasures of the Mitchell Library.

Macquarie Collector’s Chest
1 / 1 event in this Scholar Talks series
Tuesday
5 November 2019 11am to 12pm

Price

General Admission: Free
State Library Friends Members: Free

Location

Metcalfe Auditorium, Ground Floor
Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia

 

Unpacking the Macquarie Collector’s Chest: A Soldier’s Life on the Penal Frontier, Newcastle, 1804-1825.

 With Tamsin O’Connor

In New South Wales the serving soldiers were charged with a double remit — as the agents of expansion and as the enforcers of confinement. This dual military function is examined through the story of two wooden boxes — including the Macquarie Collector’s Chest, one of the treasures of the Mitchell Library.

Tamsin O’Connor is completing her Ph.D. at the University of Sydney. Her thesis entitled, ‘All those Places of Condemnation’: Power Relations and Convict Resistance at the Penal Stations of New South Wales 1804 – 1842,’ focuses on the settlements at Newcastle and Moreton Bay, which existed on either side of the Bigge Report. She has published her research in a number of edited collections.

 


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