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Tim Roberts appointed as HGRC Visiting Fellow

August 5th, 2019
The HGRC is delighted to welcome its new Visiting Fellow, Tim Roberts. Tim is a specialist in Australian art heritage, decorative arts and material culture to 1945 and is an experienced researcher and guest speaker. He is the President of the Queensland Professional Historians Association. Tim’s project, Picturing the North: Representing Queensland before 1859, is […] Read more

Panel on Urban Aboriginal Camps

July 25th, 2019
One of the more notable events during the recent AHA Conference in Toowoomba (8th-12th July) was a panel on the neglected history of urban Aboriginal camps. The concept – Aboriginal Cities – was developed by Dr Paul Irish (Coast History & Heritage, Sydney), working with fellow historians Dr Denise Cook (Deakin University, based in Perth) […] Read more

Roger Ford seminar at QSA

July 16th, 2019
On Friday 19 July 2019, Griffith University Ph D candidate Roger Ford will discuss the fascinating story of a unique record from the convict era of Moreton Bay held at Queensland State Archives – Superintendent Spicer’s workbook. As superintendent of works in the administration of the notorious commandant Captain Patrick Logan, Peter Spicer meticulously logged […] Read more

Melissa Fagan at Brisbane Square Library

February 2nd, 2019
Brisbane Square Library is hosting an event with Melissa Fagan, Sunday 10 February 11am-12noon as she discusses her book, What Will Be worn: A McWhirters Story, about the iconic department store in Fortitude Valley. For all who know Brisbane, McWhirters, a once celebrated department store in Fortitude Valley, is an icon. For Melissa Fagan, it is […] Read more

Self-Service Digitisation Trial at National Archives

February 2nd, 2019
The Queensland Office of the National Archives is testing the feasibility of allowing self-service digitisation of selected records by the public in a controlled reading room environment. The service being trialled in the Queensland Reading Room only, until 30 April 2019. A flyer with details of the service can be found here. Read more

Timothy Roberts’ new publication on Rose Blakemore

February 2nd, 2019
Timothy Roberts is an art historian specialising in Australian art heritage before 1945. Tim has recently consolidated three years of research in a new paper “Portrait of an artist: rediscovering Rose Blakemore, published in the February 2019 edition of Australiana. The test expands upon a presentation Tim made to the Queensland Women’s Historical Association in 2016, […] Read more

The History Behind the Horseshoe

February 2nd, 2019
Author and historian, Peter Ludlow, will be presenting to the newly formed Redlands branch of the National Trust an updated presentation of his recent work The History Behind the Horseshoe (2019). Peter will highlight Peel Island’s history including pre-European occupation, its use by Europeans as a quarantine station, inebriate home, and lazaret (leprosarium), and in […] Read more

Australian Journal of Biography and History

February 2nd, 2019
The Australian Journal of Biography and History is an initiative of the National Centre of Biography (NCB) in the Research School of Social Sciences at The Australian National University. The journal seeks to promote the study of biography in Australia. Articles that appear in the journal are lively, engaging and provocative, and are intended to […] Read more

Frontier Conflicts in South-East Queensland updated

November 15th, 2018
Dr Ray Kerkhove has updated his project, Mapping Frontier Conflict in South-East Queensland. Containing additional historical information and maps, Ray’s project is a valuable addition to the scholarship on Aboriginal resistance against white settlement in SE Queensland. You can access Mapping Frontier Conflict in South-East Queensland Here Read more

Visit to Wolston House

September 18th, 2018
Located on the east bank of the Brisbane River in the suburb Wacol is the historial Wolston House, a heritage-listed residential farmhouse from the nineteenth century. At the end of August, our research team visited the house as it represents a unique historic site that documents life in the beginning of free settlement in the […] Read more