Joh Bjelke-Petersen

Joh Bjelke-Petersen (1911 – 2005) Premier While Bjelke-Petersen made no secret of his daily habit of seeking Divine guidance through prayer and reading the Bible, he was frequently in conflict with the leadership of the major Christian churches in Queensland over matters of public policy during his premiership. Yet amid the apparent contradictions between his beliefs and behaviour, … Continue reading “Joh Bjelke-Petersen”

Carl Strehlow

Carl Strehlow (1871 – 1922) missionary Carl Strehlow at Hermannsburg in Central Australia, recognised the need to understand the Aboriginal culture, and grew to be a great philologist of Aboriginal languages, one of the most important anthropologists in the tradition of the continental European schools and an authority on Central Australian Aborigines. To them Strehlow … Continue reading “Carl Strehlow”