A Quaker-Chartist, free trader and Australian Liberal: the free-thinking career of Joseph ‘Coffee’ Jones, 1824–87

 

HRC SEMINAR

 Among the unsung figures of Australia’s Liberal political history, Joseph Jones (1824–1887), a Welsh Quaker emigrant, does not figure highly. Indeed, the Australian Dictionary of Biography provides only a brief insight into his life. And yet Jones was a colourful character and is certainly worthy of greater scrutiny as an entrepreneur in Ballarat, Victoria, and later a politician who staunchly advocated free-trade and other liberal values in the Victorian goldfields.

Date & time

Tue 03 Mar 2020, 4.30–5.45pm

Location

Theatrette (2.02), Sir Roland Wilson Building, 120 McCoy Circuit, ANU

Speakers

Dr Richard C. Allen

Event series

Contacts

Professor Will Christie

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