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PHA NSW President’s Newsletter, 20 January 2012

FROM THE PHA NSW PRESIDENT’S NEWSLETTER, 20 JANUARY 2013 The following is from the President of the Professional Historians Association in New South Wales. The reading of this report will give Queensland members a better idea of how advanced some of our interstate colleagues are in adapting online tools for the work professional history and…
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POSITION VACANT: Indexer (Brisbane History Centre)

The Brisbane History Centre (BHC) is the place of the marvellous library collected for over three decades by Rod Fisher for use by him, his colleagues, friends and students. This splendid collection is now an asset of Brisbane History Group Incorporated (BHG). It is housed securely in National Trust House, 95 William Street, Level B2.…
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Origins of QHI-PHAQ Whence Comes PHAQ?

By W.Ross Johnston, Ph.D., MPHA. Foolishly, three years ago I offered to do some research into the origins of the Queensland Historians Institute, the predecessor of the Professional Historians Association (Queensland). I was prompted to do so when the Governor of Queensland Ms Penelope Wensley, in opening the national conference of the professional historians associations…
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Editorial – I for you, you for me, and all for all

The New Year has started, and already the PHAQ Management Committee has met over the recess to accomplish major pieces of work. On Saturday January 19 most Committee members were in attendance at an annual workshop (pictured) to plan the year before us. It was held at the hideaway of patron Ross Johnston, and we…
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Commemoration Planning – The Next Three Years

How Professional Historians in Queensland Can Maximize Work Opportunities By Neville Buch, Ph.D., MPHA. Historians are good at looking backwards, but not so good at looking forward. Quite by accident, last year, I found a revolutionary approach to boost my local history work. It was a realisation that the 30th anniversary was happening for the…
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Editorial — Hope, Fear, and Promise for 2013

“Hope, Fear, Promise”, these are human responses that we ponder upon in our history writing. They are also emotions that each of us have experienced at some time in our career as a professional historian, and surely they are questions that we have for the future of the Professional Historians Association (Queensland). (more…)
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Editorial – What happened at the AGM?

Here we are reading the October 2012 edition of the Professional Historians Association (Queensland) e-Bulletin, three weeks after the Annual General Meeting. Time is moving on. It is hard to imagine the whirlwind of activity that led up to our reformation for this very start of the 2012-2013 business period.  We needed to catch our…
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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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