Category Archives: June 2018

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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