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

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