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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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Wrap-up: Dragon Tales 2017 Conference

23-26 November, Golden Dragon Museum, Bendigo, Victoria Hilda Maclean Between the 23rd and 26th of November 2017, I presented at Dragon Tails 2017: Hopes, Dreams and Realities hosted by the Golden Dragon Museum, Bendigo. This 5th Australasian Conference on Chinese Diaspora History & Heritage​ featured 31 speakers from all over Australia, New Zealand, Christmas Island and Beijing; and a further 40 or…
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Wrap-up: Related Histories conference

28-29 November 2017, National Library of Australia, Canberra Anne Monsour The organisers of this conference are to be congratulated for creating an engaging and stimulating programme which highlighted the many ways historians study the family. The decision to structure the conference using single sessions gave it a cohesion which is sometimes lost when there are…
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PHA Qld members in the news

Recently former PHA Qld president Katie McConnel provided historical context to the Sydney Morning Herald regarding one of Australia's favourite sweet treats - the lamington. The article laments the loss of the lamington from Old Government House's cafe menu, and reveals the sweet's fascinating history. Read more here. Anne Monsour recently featured in a Radio…
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Congratulations Val Donovan

At the Royal Historical Society of Queensland's Annual General Meeting on 14 November 2017, PHA Qld member Val Donovan was awarded a Royal Historical Society of Queensland Fellowship for her research, writing, editorship of the Queensland History Journal (since 2007), and historical publications. Val joined the RHSQ's Honorary Research Group in 2003 and made a major…
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Nominations open: 2018 John Douglas Kerr medal of Distinction

PHA Qld and the Royal Historical Society of Queensland are pleased to announce that nominations for the 2018 John Douglas Kerr Medal of Distinction are now being received. The John Douglas Kerr Medal of Distinction in historiography, historical research and writing was established in 2005 and is awarded annually to a practicing historian of note, as…
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Members work: Historic Houses Association tour of Brisbane

In August 2017, the Sydney-based Historic Houses Association of Australia (H.H.A.) conducted its first-ever tour of Brisbane homes. In April, the H.H.A. advertised, through the P.H.A. (Qld) for a Brisbane historian to help organise this tour. Jack Ford successfully submitted an Expression of Interest and he commenced work on this project in May. The project…
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