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John Domville Taylor and the early days on the Downs

January 5th, 2021
Listen to Visiting Fellow Timothy Roberts’ talk on ‘John Domville Taylor and the early days on the Downs’, given at the Royal Historical Society of Queensland in December 2020, via this link. Read more

Webinar: Family history and the future of co-production and collaboration

December 4th, 2020
Join Associate Professor Tanya Evans and a range of scholars who have worked on family histories or with family historians, to hear about their research and its impact. This free webinar on 17 Dec 2020, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, is presented by the Macquarie University Centre for Applied History. To register for this event […] Read more

Commissioner of Crown Lands, Arthur Edward Halloran

December 2nd, 2020
Arthur Edward Halloran emigrated to NSW from England in 1828. He was appointed as Commissioner of Crown Lands for the Wide Bay District in 1853 and later became Commissioner of Crown Lands for the combined Wide Bay and Burnett District. His official correspondence reveals that he was a diligent administrator fulfilling his many responsibilities both […] Read more

19th century police officer service histories now online

November 24th, 2020
The Queensland Police Museum has made available 25 officer service histories, 20 of which are pre-1900 officers, via eHive. The information kept on each officer can include biographical data; entry and separation dates; lists of rank attainment; station transfers plus other data such as reward and award information; family details; death and burial data. This […] Read more

Zion Hill Mission

November 19th, 2020
In transcribing sources from the archive of the German missionaries at Nundah, HGRC visiting fellow, Dr Annemarie McLaren, has added further insight into the missionaries’ activities between 1838 when the mission was established, and 1848 when it was disbanded. This project, in making key primary material from this period more accessible, aims to open a […] Read more

Early settler and artist Thomas John Domville Taylor

October 31st, 2020
Thomas John Domville Taylor was one of the earliest settlers on the Darling Downs. While living and working in Queensland, Taylor made several sketches of the country around him, these being some of the earliest visual records of colonial life on the Downs. Read his biography and view a collection of his pencil sketches. Read more

HGRC QSA talk

October 23rd, 2020
View HGRC visiting fellow Jan Richardson’s QSA talk titled ‘Offenders, Paupers and ‘Pioneers’: Convict Women and their Families in pre-Separation Queensland here. Read more

Qld history eresources website

October 15th, 2020
Our resources page contains links to online resources that may be helpful with your research. Historian Thom Blake’s Queensland history eresources website covers the extent of online resources specifically on Queensland history. Some are well known, but there are plenty of obscure sites with interesting material on Queensland. Read more

QSA talk with Jan Richardson, HGRC Visiting Fellow

October 8th, 2020
Join us on Thursday, 22 October from 10.30 am Qld time, for an online QSA talk, ‘Offenders, paupers and “pioneers”: Convict women and their families in pre-Separation Queensland’, presented by HGRC Visiting Fellow, Jan Richardson. Jan discusses her research on female convicts and ex-convicts who arrived in Moreton Bay after the closure of the penal […] Read more

HGRC welcomes Visiting Fellows

September 2nd, 2020
The HGRC is delighted to announce the appointment of its 2020 Visiting Fellows. Congratulations to Jan Richardson, Rodney Pratt and Dr Michael Farrell who will join us for 12 months as they undertake exciting and innovative research. Building on her MPhil thesis, historian Jan Richardson will create a database of female convicts and ex-convicts, their […] Read more