In 1859, Queensland formally separated from New South Wales and became an independent colony. Since then, it has grown into a dynamic state with extraordinary, diverse landscapes, a wealth of intellectual and physical resources and a population rewned for appreciating their unique lifestyle. Made in Queensland examines the evolution of this great state by considering all aspects of its recent history, from its people and its politics, to its events and its achievements. It charts the social, cultural, political and ecomic developments that have marked its past and defined its present. Extensively researched and generously illustrated, Made in Queensland captures the defining moments of the state's history and the everyday life of its people.