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Members work: Pen Portraits of Townsville

In 2017 PHA Qld member Dr Dorothy Gibson-Wilde OAM and Bruce Gibson-Wilde produced a new work which draws together the art, social and built environmental history of the Townsville region. Pen Portraits of Townsville was launched by the Chancellor of James Cook University at the National Trust of Australia (Qld) Ltd Heritage Centre, Townsville. Before reproduction of photographs…
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Members work: new publication

PHA Qld member Dr Lyndon Megarrity has recently published a new text titled Northern Dreams: The Politics of Northern Development in Australia. Northern Australia is rediscovered by each new generation of Australian politicians. Dams, mines, large transport projects, a food bowl for Asia and many other projects are promised and sometimes delivered, but then the political…
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QSA @ SLQ

In an effort to boost access to the State's archives, Queensland State Archives has popped up at the State Library of Queensland! Each Monday, one of QSA's reference archivists will be at John Oxley Library to help you with researching QSA records, searching the catalogue, using indexes and answering questions. Original QSA records can also be delivered to SLQ…
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2018 JOHN DOUGLAS KERR MEDAL OF DISTINCTION: DR BILL METCALF

The Royal Historical Society of Queensland and the Professional Historians Association (Qld) Inc are pleased to award the 2018 John Douglas Kerr Medal of Distinction to Dr William Metcalf. Dr Metcalf has produced a prodigious body of work across a research career spanning over four decades. He has advanced the study of Queensland and Australian…
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Seminar: 150 years of Queensland Parliament House

[caption id="attachment_1226" align="aligncenter" width="604"] Parliament House, Brisbane[/caption] The 4th of August 2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the first sitting of the Queensland Parliament in the now heritage-listed building in George Street, Brisbane. To mark the occasion, the Queensland Parliament, in partnership with The Royal Historical Society of Queensland, will present an historical seminar. Seminar Program at…
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Call for papers: Queer legacies, new solidarities

A conference presented by Deakin Gender and Sexuality Studies, the Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Association & the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives. Deakin University and State Library of Victoria, 22-24 November 2018 It has been over four decades since second-wave feminism and Gay Liberation. 2018 is the 40th anniversary of the Australian Lesbian and Gay…
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PHA Qld members’ work

The May 2018 edition of the Queensland History Journal features three papers by PHA Qld members. Val Donovan has contributed Exploration and settlement: conflict in Queensland - an overview, Greg Hallam has expanded his recent talk on the Warwick Egg Incident with The Queensland Railways, the Eggs, the Prime Minister and Warwick, and John Pearn has released…
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New gallery opens in Brisbane

The Gallery of Children's Art was launched with an effervescent party on 18 May. The gallery is the brainchild of Dr Barbara Piscitelli AM, and respects the voice, ideas and creativity of children, highlighting their capacity to significantly contribute to the cultural life of our community. The Gallery curates shows created by children in their early…
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PHA Qld members work showcased at Museum of Brisbane

It was terrific to see the work of PHA Qld historians Jennifer Harrison and Ray Kerkhove included in the 'Life in Irons: Brisbane's Convict Stories' at the Museum of Brisbane. This exhibition delves deep into the Queensland State Archives collection to highlight some of the grittier realities of life in the penal settlement at Moreton Bay…
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PHA Qld visits Historic Pine Rivers

On Sunday 25 March PHA Qld committee member Ray Kerkhove organised a social event for members and their guests to visit Old Petrie Town. A highlight of the day was a special curator's tour of The Final 100 Days exhibition at Pine Rivers Museum conducted by PHA Qld member Jeff Hopkins-Weise. The group then had an opportunity to…
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