Harry Gentle Honours Scholarship
The Harry Gentle Resource Centre invites eligible Griffith University students to apply for the Harry Gentle Honours Scholarship. Applications close 4 February 2018.
The Centre is developing a portal of research dedicated to the study of Australian history to the 1850s, with an initial focus on the territory that became Queensland. We are exploring innovative approaches in digital humanities to documenting, representing and interpreting that history.
This historical period represents an era of intercultural encounters. Our aim is to offer a portal of interactive resources, research publications, commentaries and research aids to facilitate access to published and unpublished information for the period up to 1859. We seek to document particularly the lives and experiences of those persons, groups and organisations that have not been the subject of historical investigation. We acknowledge the diverse people, groups and claims on country that made up the early colonial period, including convicts and free-born, Indigenous diplomats, resisters, interpreters and guides, shipwrecks and settlers, religious and military – the whole range of contributors to a new era.
Latest news and events
Domestic ‘forts’ in frontier wars
May 31st, 2021
Heather Burke, Ray Kerkhove, Lynley Wallis, Bryce Barker & Cathy Keys, ‘Nervous Nation: fear, conflict and narratives of fortified domestic architecture on the Queensland frontier,’ Aboriginal History Vol. 40 (2020), pp.22-52. Colonists’ fear of retaliation by the Aboriginal peoples whose traditional lands they had forcibly dispossessed manifested itself in domestic defensive strategies across Queensland. This […] Read more
HGRC QSA seminar 10 June 2021
May 29th, 2021
“In support of the Commandants: subaltern officers of the Moreton Bay settlement, 1824-1850”. Hear Griffith University Visiting Fellow, Rod Pratt, discuss his research on the junior officers who served at Moreton Bay and whose roles have been mostly eclipsed by their better known commanding officers. The seminare will run from 12.30 to 1.30 pm on […] Read more
Collective Memory and Memorial in an Urban Space: Queens Park and Cunningham’s Knoll, Ipswich
April 13th, 2021
This project conducts historical fieldwork by visiting and walking through localities and heritage sites relevant to convict Moreton Bay and the commandant Patrick Logan. In July 2020 I made the first of these field visits and drove to Queen’s Park and Cunningham’s Knoll in Ipswich. My findings, in the case of the Queen’s Park and […] Read more
The Queensland Native Mounted Police Research Database
March 19th, 2021
The Queensland Native Mounted Police operated between 1849 and 1904. It was organised along paramilitary lines, consisting of detachments of Aboriginal troopers led by white officers. It operated across the whole of Queensland and was explicitly constituted to protect the lives, livelihoods and property of settlers and to prevent (and punish) any Aboriginal aggression or […] Read more
Museum of Lands, Mapping and Surveying
February 10th, 2021
A visit to the Museum of Lands, Mapping and Surveying is well worthwhile. Located at 317 Edward Street, Brisbane the museum collects and exhibits material relating to the surveying of Queensland and the maps created. The museum is open Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 4 pm and is closed on public holidays. Admission […] Read more