Qld: Shearer’s War – Lagoon Creek


Event Details


What clues can artefacts reveal about our past? Celebrate National Archaeology Week 2017 with the special Meet our Curator sessions at the Queensland Museum. View up close unique artefacts from the Museum’s archaeology collection, discover how archaeologists reconstruct human activity from fragments left behind and find out about research currently being conducted by museum archaeologists.

Date: 1-2pm every day from Monday 15 May to Friday 19 May 2017
Location: Discovery Centre, Level 3, Queensland Museum, cnr Grey & Melbourne, South Bank, South Brisbane
More information: http://www.qm.qld.gov.au/Events+and+Exhibitions/Events/2017/05/National+Archaeology+Week#.WPPVXlKB2Rs

On Friday 19 May:

Shearer’s War: Lagoon Creek with Nick Hadnutt

In 1891, Lagoon Creek at Barcaldine was home to several thousand shearers who were camping together and protesting the poor working conditions and low wages introduced by their employers, the pastoralists. Learn more about this highly significant Queensland story, and view artefacts from the site to gain insight into the shearer’s lives in camp.