Read About Queensland Land Commissioners

Read About Queensland Land Commissioners

Read about the significant impact of the Crown Lands Commissioners on land policies and practices, the administration of justice, the treatment of Indigenous people and the formation of regional communities surrounding Moreton Bay settlement after it was opened to free settlers in 1842. Access Dr Margaret Shield’s project here.

Latest news and events

QSA seminar 18 Oct 2019, Peopling Place, Annemarie McLaren

September 30th, 2019
Peopling Place: Transcribing Sources for Brisbane’s Zion Hill Mission, presented by Annemarie McLaren. Queensland State Archives with the Griffith University Harry Gentle Resource Centre are proud to present this event as part of the 2019 Visiting Fellows Seminar Series. In this paper, Annemarie McLaren will explore some of the initial findings from transcribing pages of […] Read more

Activities at the Queensland State Archives

September 30th, 2019
‘Birdcage of the Bay: St Helena Island prison’ The Queensland State Archives has a free exhibition titled ‘Birdcage of the Bay: St Helena Island Prison’ running until 12 October 2019. Explore a virtual reality recreation of the St Helena Prison stockade, discover original artefacts from the island, or try and solve the life-size prison doors […] Read more

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