MEMBERS WORK: UNEARTHING OUR CONVICT PAST

PHA Qld member Jan Richardson has been awarded a Visiting Fellowship with the Harry Gentle Resource Centre at Griffith University, which supports research on Queensland’s pre-1859 history, including that of the region’s First Nations people, the Moreton Bay penal settlement (1824-1839) and the free settlement era from 1842. Her project, “Offenders, paupers and ‘pioneers’: Convict women and their families in…

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MEMBERS WORK: THOMAS JOHN DOMVILLE TAYLOR

As a part of his research into the art of Queensland before 1859, PHA Qld member Timothy Roberts has looked into the life and work of early Darling Downs squatter Thomas John Domville Taylor.Taylor arrived on the Downs by 1842 and was one of the earliest European settlers to visually record the landscape in which he lived and worked. He also…

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PHA QLD TURNS 30!

A group of PHA Qld members and guests met at the FoodConnect Shed in Salisbury on 11 October for a day of celebration. Held in conjunction with the Association's Annual General Meeting, the day began with an overview of the precinct and its connections to Brisbane's wartime and manufacturing history, led by PHA Qld member Beryl Roberts. In her discussion,…

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MEMBERS WORK: FRIENDSHIP AND COMMUNITY

PHA Qld member Timothy Roberts contributed to the exhibition Friendship as a Way of Life, displayed at UNSW Galleries, Sydney, 8 May - 21 November 2020. In July, Roberts presented an illustrated talk on the politics, culture and histories of motor clubs in Australia. These clubs for same-sex attracted men were able to connect socially, especially during the 1970s-1990s, a…

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QUEENSLAND LITERARY AWARDS

PHA Qld member Margaret Cook's book "A River with a City Problem" has been shortlisted for the 2020 The Courier-Mail People's Choice Queensland Book of the Year Award as a part of the Queensland Literary Awards.Follow the link to see the shortlisted titles, and vote for your favourite. All titles are available at the The Library Shop, State Library of…

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MEMBERS WORK: PICTURING THE NORTH

In June 2020, PHA Qld member Timothy Roberts delivered a presentation to the Queensland State Archives on artistic representations connected to Queensland before 1859. The lecture illustrates some highlights of early art in Queensland, emphasising the themes of exploration, establishment, and edification. This visual journey through Queensland’s history begins with artists who were inspired to create work during successive waves…

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MEMBERS WORK: QUEER OBJECTS

A powder puff used in a criminal prosecution; a set of slides from an international holiday; the humble telephone and the not-so-modest Speedo are all put on the spotlight in Queer Objects, a new book edited by Chris Brickell and Judith Collard, published by University of Otago Press in collaboration with Manchester University Press and Rutgers University Press. PHA member…

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QUEENSLAND ATLAS OF RELIGION PhD SCHOLARSHIPS

The Queensland Atlas of Religion (QAR) is an exciting new project based in the University of Queensland’s School of Historical & Philosophical Inquiry (St Lucia campus, Brisbane). The QAR project was awarded ARC Linkage funding this year for three years, and will analyse and document patterns of religious diversity in Queensland presently and in the past. While there is an…

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HARRY GENTLE RESOURCE CENTRE 2019 LECTURE SERIES

On 18 October 2019, Queensland State Archives with the Griffith University Harry Gentle Resource Centre presented a seminar by Dr Annemarie McLaren titled Peopling Place: Transcribing Sources for Brisbane’s Zion Hill Mission. A large audience, including descendants of the founding German missionaries, heard Annemarie discuss some of her initial findings from transcribing pages of documents held in the J D…

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