TIMOTHY ROBERTS APPOINTED AS A HARRY GENTLE RESOURCE CENTRE VISITING FELLOW

The Harry Gentle Rresource Centre is delighted to welcome PHA Qld member Tim Roberts as 2019 Visiting Fellow. Tim is a specialist in Australian art heritage, decorative arts and material culture to 1945 and is an experienced researcher and guest speaker..Tim’s project, Picturing the North: Representing Queensland before 1859, is the first major exploration of the art and artists of pre-separation…

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MEMBERS WORK: LEBANESE THREADS

PHA Qld congratulates Dr Anne Monsour on her new project, A CONTINUOUS THREAD: THE LEBANESE PRESENCE IN SOUTH BRISBANE, WOOLLOONGABBA AND WEST END, which is proudly funded through the Brisbane City Council Lord Mayor’s Helen Taylor Research Award for local history and also supported by the Australian Lebanese Historical Society (ALHS).Tracing the connecting thread from the early Syrian hawkers and shopkeepers of…

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MEMBERS WORK: RECOLLECTING MASSACRES

PHA Qld member Tim Bottoms has recently completed a new digital project titled Massacre Recollections: Elders Stories of the Frontier Wars in FNQ. In this video, Bottoms has worked with a number of indigenous elders to recount specific acts of frontier violence. Accounts are recorded from the late Kenny Jimmy from Kowanyama, Jack Muriata (Girramay), David Lawrence (Girramay) and Bessie Jerry,…

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AUSTRALIAN DICTIONARY OF BIOGRAPHY: SEEKING WOMEN

Did you know fewer than 4% of entries in the Australian Dictionary of Biography (ADB) record women who flourished during Australia’s early colonial history? The ADB Editorial Board is committed to increasing women’s representation with 1,500 new entries recognising womens' achievements prior to 1900. If you would like to nominate candidate/s whose ‘productive’ contribution was prior to 1900, complete the template provided or email the details listing name, date of birth, death…

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THE 2019 JOHN DOUGLAS KERR MEDAL OF DISTINCTION

On 6 June 2019 at the Brisbane Club, The Royal Historical Society of Queensland and the Professional Historians Association (Qld) Inc, in the presence of His Excellency Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland, were pleased to award the 2019 John Douglas Kerr Medal of Distinction to Dr Margaret Kowald. Dr Kowald has demonstrated an enthusiastic and rigorous approach to…

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MEMBERS WORK: AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF BIOGRAPHY AND HISTORY

PHAQ Qld member Geoff Wharton was recently invited to a biographical article about the late Jean Jimmy of Mapoon for a new journal, the Australian Journal of Biography and History. Andruana Ann Jean Jimmy: A Mapoon leader’s struggle to regain a homeland is a finely written and well-illustrated resource, and expands on Wharton's earlier biography for the Australian Dictionary of Biography. Other biographies…

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THE HISTORY BEHIND THE HORSESHOE

PHA Qld member Peter Ludlow be presenting to the newly formed Redlands branch of the National Trust an updated presentation of his recent work The History Behind the Horseshoe – 2019. Peter will highlight Peel Island’s history including pre-European occupation, its use by Europeans as a quarantine station, inebriate home, and lazaret (leprosarium), and in 2007, the Island’s gazettal as a National Park and Conservation Park and the…

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MEMBERS WORK: REDISCOVERING ROSE BLAKEMORE

PHA member Timothy Roberts has  recently consolidated three years of research in a new paper "Portrait of an artist: rediscovering Rose Blakemore", published in the February 2019 edition of Australiana. The text expands upon a presentation Tim made to the Queensland Women's Historical Association in 2016, and provides a lasting written legacy about this early teacher at the Sydney Technical College. Australiana, Vol 41…

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MEMBERS WORK: LORD AND LADY BRASSEY IN THE SUNBEAM

PHA Qld member Professor John Pearn will present a paper at the upcoming Stories of Stephens II Conference jointly hosted by the Annerley Stephens History Group Inc and the Royal Historical Society of Queensland. Professor Pearn's paper will outline the history behind the naming of Brassey, Sunbeam and Cross Streets in Fairfield. When: Saturday 23rd February, commencing at 9 am. Where: Marymac Community…

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