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What’s a name worth in Queensland: Coen & South Coen Rivers

By Geoff Wharton Coen is one of the oldest European place-names in Queensland. The name ‘de rivier Coen’ (Coen River) first appeared on a chart compiled by the Dutch sailor Arent Martensz de Leeuw of the discoveries of the Pera expedition along the coast of western Cape York Peninsula in 1623.  Hence this is one…
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State of the History Profession in Queensland Project

By the Editor The Management Committee of the Professional Historians Association (Qld) has commissioned a project to look at the state of the history profession in Queensland. As an association of professional historians, it is natural to be concerned to get an accurate understanding of the state of its profession and of the heritage-history market.…
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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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