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'In 1991, Michael Aird curated an exhibition of photographs taken in studios between the 1860s and 1925 of Aboriginal people living in Queensland and northern New South Wales regions. Fortunately, rather than limit the public exposure of such a unique set of images to a relatively brief display at the Queensland Museum, he later combined those photographs with others from personal collections to create this special, intimate publication Portraits of our Elders. While a selective rather than comprehensive view of photographs of the period, this collection presents a series of compelling portraits of individuals who indeed 'look beyond the situation they are in' (vii) and encourage us to do the same.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Queensland Review vol. 2 no. 1 April 1995 Z1094554 1995 periodical issue

    This edition of the Queensland Review focuses on issues in the wake of the Wayne Goss Ministry, particularly as it pertains to heritage protection policies. Good intentions to initialise heritage protection led to confusion in implementation. This not only affects Queensland's older historical buildings, but the natural environment we inherit and monetise through the tourism industry. 

    This issue also includes reviews of the heritage of Queensland literature, and of the art of Vida Lahey, as well as commentaries on the Criminal Justice Commission. The overarching theme is that Queensland must not only protect its history, but learn from it, in order to preserve its future. 

    1995
    pg. 92-93
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