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Some Thoughts on Facebook as a Research Resource

By Chris Dawson Last year I reluctantly set up a Facebook account in order to create a Facebook page for the Historical Society that I am a member of. Like other longstanding skeptics I viewed the social networking platform as being largely inane, but closer experience has shown that some Facebook pages can be surprisingly…
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Reviewing Members’ Specific Research Areas

From time to time members of the PHAQ Management Committee get contacted, not about contract bids, but about informal enquiries on various projects. We are then usually asked for members we know that are specialists in particular history fields. When formal job or contract opportunities are on the table the PHAQ ensures that there is…
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Lorna McDonald’s New Book

Lorna McDonald is our former Patron of PHAQ and a member of our association. Lorna’s recent book is a history on life in Rockhampton. The following is from the flyer:  Wonderfully illustrated with priceless photographs, period paintings, drawing and postcards, Treasures in a Tea Tin is brought to life by Central Queensland historian, Dr Lorna…
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THE JOHN DOUGLAS KERR MEDAL OF DISTINCTION FOR 2010: DR JAN WEGNER

At the 2010 Queensland Day dinner hosted by the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, Dr Jan Wegner was awarded the John Douglas Kerr Medal of Distinction. Dr Janice Helen Wegner is currently a Senior Lecturer in History at James Cook University, Cairns, and a professional historian of the highest standing. Jan holds membership of the…
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THE JOHN DOUGLAS KERR MEDAL OF DISTINCTION FOR 2009: DR JOHN STEELE

At the 2009 Queensland Day dinner hosted by the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, Dr John Steele was awarded the John Douglas Kerr Medal of Distinction. Dr John Gladstone Steele, a former lecturer in Physics at the University of Queensland as well as a retired Anglican priest, is also one of Queensland’s most respected historians,…
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