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Renaming places associated with pro-slavery politicians

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Tony Magrathea
62B Cooroora Street

Total Signatures - 393

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 12/06/2020

Closing Date: 14/07/2020

Tabled Date: 15/07/2020

Responded By: Hon Dr Anthony Lynham MP on 17/08/2020

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House places in Queensland have been named after British aristocrats and politicians who were slave traders or pro-slavery in their public life.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to discover and rename all places named for British aristocrats and politicians who were in favour of slavery or who voted against the slavery abolition laws introduced in Britain in the early part of the 19th century. The first to be considered should be Russell Island named for Lord Russell who voted against slavery abolition.