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New Publication: Training, Teaching and Turmoil

The Brisbane History Group is proud to launch their 27th papers Brisbane: Training, Teaching and Turmoil - Tertiary Education 1825-2018. Featuring essays from leading PHA members including Helen Gregory, Bill Metcalf, and John Pearn, this illustrated volume traces the history of tertiary education in Brisbane. The book will be launched on Saturday 19 May at the Then there…
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Seminar: Then there were Universities

The Brisbane History Group presents a seminar on the history of Tertiary Education in Brisbane. Then there were Universities will be presented at The Oculus Room, Mercy Building, The Australian Catholic University, 110 Nudgee Road, Banyo on Saturday 19 May 2018. 12.45 Registration and book sales 13.15 Welcome to ACU by Jim Nyland 13.25 Bill Metcalf: Evolution of…
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Call for Speakers: Waves in Time

Caloundra Family History Research Inc. is hosting the 3rd Queensland State Family and Local History Conference and Fair, with the support of History Queensland Inc., at Lake Kawana Community Centre, Bokarina, Sunshine Coast on 24 – 26 May 2019. Commencing on Friday 24 May there will be a free family and local history fair which continues…
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Marking Time: 2018 PHA National Conference

MARKING TIME Professional Historians Association National Conference Sydney 30 – 31 August 2018 Professional historians record the history of places with direct connections to the public: in parks, on monuments, at exhibitions, in archives and publications. 2018 is the culmination of the four-year long commemoration of World War I and therefore a fitting time to…
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Call for papers – the Archaeology of War

2018 marks the centenary of the end of the First World War, and the end of a four-year round of commemorative and other historical events associated with 1914–1918. On 22-23 June 2018 the Australian National Maritime Museum will host a conference that aims to investigate the relationships between public remembrance and archaeology. The conference will…
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Lecture and Exhibition Opening

The Royal Historical Society of Queensland invites members of PHA Qld to a special lecture and exhibition opening concentrating on shipwrecks in Queensland. Please join PHA Qld member Professor John Pearn AM for an enlightening lecture on the wreck and rescue of the Royal Charlotte, Queensland's first shipwreck, followed by the official opening of The Appalling…
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Marking Time: Professional Historians Association National Conference 2018

Professional Historians Association National Conference Sydney 30 – 31 August 2018 CALL FOR PAPERS Professional historians record the history of places with direct connections to the public: in parks, on monuments, at exhibitions, in archives and publications. 2018 is the culmination of the four-year long commemoration of World War I and therefore a fitting time…
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1987 Cabinet minutes released

As a part of the Queensland Government's administrative release period, the 1987 cabinet minutes have been digitised for public access through the Queensland State Archives. The minutes reveal new information about the final year of Joh Bjelke-Petersen's career as Premier of Queensland, as well as a host of other material. To access the data, please…
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SLQ Queensland Memory Awards 2018

The State Library of Queensland's Queensland Memory Awards are now open for nominations. Please follow this link to learn details about the various awards offered in 2018, and the application methods. Applications are due by 21 March 2018, and an information session is being held on 2 March 2018.
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Vale Professor Ken Inglis

Prominent Australian historian Emeritus Professor Ken Inglis AO FASSA passed away on 1 December 2017, aged 88. Known to many PHA Qld members through his lifelong work in the field of war history, biography, and corporate history, Emeritus Professor Inglis was educated at the University of Melbourne and attained a Doctorate from the University of…
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