Digging in: German humanitarians in early Queensland
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The first group of German settlers arrived in Queensland before it existed on any maps. They came not primarily to seek a better future for themselves, but with the express intention of conducting an Aboriginal mission. This group germinated three of the first four mission attempts in Queensland, and their failure left a significant gap in Queensland's mission effort until the 1870s, by which time the frontier wars were practically over.
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Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)