Research Fellow Dr Margaret Shield presented her project on Crown Lands Commissioners in Pre-Separation Queensland as part of the joint Queensland State Archives and Harry Gentle Resource Centre seminars.

Dr Shield discusses the significant impact of the Crown Lands Commissioners on land policies and practices, the administration of justice, the treatment of Indigenous people and the formation of regional communities surrounding Moreton Bay settlement after it was opened to free settlers in 1842.

You can now watch the public seminar held on 20 April 2018 via Youtube.