Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP160100307 [ 2016 - 2023 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers A/Prof Heather Burke; Prof Bryce Barker; Prof Iain Davidson; Dr Lynley Wallis; Dr Noelene Cole; Ms Elizabeth Hatte; Dr Larry Zimmerman

Brief description This project plans to conduct a systematic archaeological study of the Queensland Native Mounted Police. While previous studies have focused on policing activities as revealed by the historical record, this project will combine material, oral and historical evidence from a range of sites across central and northern Queensland to understand more fully the activities, lives and legacies of the Native Police. This project aims to provide an alternative lens through which to understand the nature of frontier conflict, initiate new understandings of the Aboriginal and settler experience, and contribute to global studies of Indigenous responses to colonialism.

Funding Amount $765,727

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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