Topic: Panel Session on Blackbirding

Presenter: Professor Jennifer Corrin - Director, Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law, TC Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland

Professor Jennifer Corrin will convene the session on behalf of the Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law and UQ Solomon Island Partnership.

CHAIRPERSON - Mr Sean Dorney will Chair the Panel.

FIRST SPEAKER: HISTORY
Professor Clive Moore will be speaking about the history surrounding Blackbirding.

SECOND SPEAKER: LEGAL ISSUES
Professor Reid Mortensen will be speaking about the use of the language of slavery in two prosecutions for blackbirding in Australian courts in the 1860s - those relating to the voyages of The Daphne and The Jason. While at times the language of slavery was used by colonial judges, until its use was abandoned in political circles it also impeded a more effective regulation of the indentured labour trade.

3RD SPEAKER: INSIDE PERSPECTIVE
Mr Paul Malai Mae is from Solomon Islands and will speak about community experiences relating to Blackbirding. 

Find out more

Contact: Professor Jennifer Corrin, email: j.corrin@law.uq.edu.au

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Venue

Sir Samuel Griffith Room, 1-W341, Forgan Smith Building
Room: 
1-W341