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PHA (Qld) President in popular demand!

Dr Jonathan Richards, the PHA (Qld) President, and a Visiting Fellow at the Harry Gentle Resource Centre, Griffith University, is in big demand this month. His talk at the Queensland State Archive on the 19 May, entitled “A dynamic map of Native Police movements”, is fully booked out. Dr Richards will discuss his digital mapping…
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The John Douglas Kerr Medal of Distinction for 2016

This year, Professor Ann McGrath has been awarded the John Douglas Kerr Medal of Distinction for her contribution to Queensland history, and for the depth and breadth of her research and scholarship. [caption id="attachment_1006" align="aligncenter" width="680"] Professor Ann McGrath receiving the 2016 John Douglas Kerr Medal from His Eexcellency Paul De Jersey AC, Governor of…
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Members work: Napranum War Memorial Project

On 11 June 2014, a memorial commemorating wartime service of the people of Napranum community (formerly Weipa Presbyterian Mission) was opened by the Honourable Warren Entsch MP and the Elders of Napranum, in the presence of Keith Payne VC, OAM, Councillors and community members.  A catafalque party was provided by local members of Bravo Company,…
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Members work: New Book by Ray Kerkhove

The Brisbane City Council has published a limited run of member Ray Kerkhove's new book, Aboriginal Camp Sites of Greater Brisbane: A Historical Guide. It is a ground-breaking work in historical mapping for the Brisbane region, and promises to be a foundation for further digital mapping production done in the Mapping Brisbane History Project.
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Members work: new book by Murray Johnson

Congratulations to Dr Murray Johnson who has a new book out, Australia's Ancient Aboriginal Past: A Global Perspective (Australian Scholarly Publishing). Murray is on a roll and the next great work, Van Diemen's Land: An Aboriginal History (UNSWP), is due out next March.
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Congratulations Lyndon Megarrity

Dr Lyndon Megarrity was recently awarded the Council of Australian University Librarians/ Australian Society of Authors fellowship for 2014, the first time it has been offered. Lyndon will use the fellowship to investigate the papers of J.G. Drake at the Fryer Library, University of Queensland. Lyndon points out that this interesting award involving a large…
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The John Douglas Kerr Medal of Distinction for 2014: Dr Kay Cohen

At the Queensland Day Dinner hosted by the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, Dr Kay Cohen was presented with the 2014 John Douglas Kerr Medal of Distinction. In a career spanning over thirty years, Dr Kay Cohen has and continues to demonstrate a quiet, generous and prodigious professionalism and dedication to the field of Queensland…
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