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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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Editorial – Living in Interesting Times… for Another Year

Welcome back to the work and fellowship of your professional association, as expressed or symbolised in this very humble e-bulletin. We start a new year. The next twelve months will be interesting times for us. Most of you will not be able miss the fact that the centenary of World War I is just about…
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Guest Editorial – Historically-minded in Queensland

Dear Editor, Your recent editorial on generational change expressed some important issues very clearly. It is certainly true, as you say, that it is the 60+ generation that seem the most interested in history, and that trend has probably been with us since Adam was a boy. I am not sure if anyone has done…
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Editorial – It’s not all Gloom and Doom!

I am told that "May you live in interesting times", is often referred to as the Chinese curse. I don’t believe in curses in any providential sense, but it is true that, as professional historians, we are living in interesting times. There is much about our present context that makes it difficult for a historian…
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2013 John Douglas Kerr Medal of Distinction – Dr Ruth Kerr, OAM

Few people have made a greater contribution to excellence in Queensland history as Dr Ruth Kerr has, and continues to, over a career spanning forty-five years. In her teaching, research, publications and involvement with Queensland State Archives, Queensland Parliamentary Library, a range of Queensland Government Departments, the University of Queensland, the Royal Historical Society of…
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