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Report of the President and Management Committee 2011/12

Management Committee Annual Report 2011-2012 Welcome everyone to the 2012 Annual General Meeting of the Professional Historians Association of Queensland and thank you for your attendance here this evening. It has been a busy year and it is my pleasure now to present the 21st Annual Report of the Management Committee of the Professional Historians Association of Queensland. (more…)
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Helping to Find Queensland’s Significant Gardens and Landscapes

Can you help with finding Queensland's significant gardens and landscapes? Gardens are under-represented in heritage registers. The Australian Garden History Society (AGHS) is undertaking a survey of Queensland gardens and landscapes as the first step in a national strategy to recognise and conserve heritage gardens. The society has commissioned a team comprising Catherine Brouwer Landscape Architects, Riddel Architecture and Nissen Associates to develop a statewide list of gardens, landscapes or plantings with historical significance. (more…)
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Report on e-Hive Workshop

Report on e-Hive Workshop For the Professional Historians Association (Queensland) Dr Neville Buch, e-Bulletin Editor 25 July 2012 Introduction On Monday 24 July I attended the e-Hive Workshop organised by Vernon Systems Ltd, held at the Queensland Museum by Zoe Hill. Vernon Systems Ltd is a company that produces collections management software for museums, galleries,…
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Stepping Up to the Mark – New Roles for PHAQ Members

By Dr Jonathan Richards Vice President, Professional Historians Association (Queensland) The 2012 Annual General Meeting on 26 September will be a watershed for the Professional Historians Association (Queensland). The Association has reached a point in its natural development where new roles need to be taken on, and where there will be a partial “changing of…
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Leith Barter (1947-2012)

Tribute by Jeff Hopkins-Weise In the local Pine Rivers/Moreton Bay Region history and heritage scene, it is sad to note the passing of well-known and respected local historian and former council librarian Leith Barter (1947-2012). Leith lost his battle with cancer on 9 July, aged 64. He had only recently retired from his position as…
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Editorial – Planning to Achieve

Let’s face it. As critical scholars we don’t like the corporate language of achievement and success. We understand the hidden motivations and power structures in play. Witness the Australian popular debates recently with a less-than-gold standard in our country’s Olympic performance in London; before the welcome home parades. On the radio, television, and internet blogs,…
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Report on the PHAQ Exhibit at the Unlock the Past Expo

By Dr Neville Buch, PHAQ e-Bulletin Editor In this very uncertain economic climate, the best thing that the Professional Historian Association can do is get out into the marketplace and explain to the general public who are professional historians and what we can do. If there is fewer dollars flowing from government and corporate coffers,…
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Announcing Strategic Planning

It would be easy to feel very pessimistic at this moment of the state economy and investment in cultural affairs. The Professional Historian Association (Queensland), however, is dedicated to looking after the working interest of its members and the welfare of professional history in Queensland.  For that reason, as an association we will not just…
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