The May 2018 edition of the Queensland History Journal features three papers by PHA Qld members. Val Donovan has contributed Exploration and settlement: conflict in Queensland – an overview, Greg Hallam has expanded his recent talk on the Warwick Egg Incident with The Queensland Railways, the Eggs, the Prime Minister and Warwick, and John Pearn has released new research into the early years of a popular Queensland sport in The Origins of Women’s Swimming in Queensland – From invisibility to world championship in five years: 1901 to 1906. Copies of the Queensland History Journal are available from The Royal Historical Society of Queensland.
Outside the publishing arena, Jeff Hopkins-Weise has wrapped up his exhibition at Pine Rivers Regional Gallery, but not without completing the final talk in the discussion series around the exhibition on ‘The Black Day of the German Army’ and the Battle of Amiens. Jeff also recently spoke to the community at the Mount Alford State School’s special ceremony to mark the centenary of the unveiling of this school’s WW1 Memorial on 25 May 1918, and spoke alongside Ray Kerkhove and Peter Ludlow at the Moreton Bay Region Libraries’ History, Moreton Bay Seminar. Over 120 people attended the event, which is a great indicator of the interest in local history in the Moreton Bay region.