Members work: New Book by Ray Kerkhove

The Brisbane City Council has published a limited run of member Ray Kerkhove's new book, Aboriginal Camp Sites of Greater Brisbane: A Historical Guide. It is a ground-breaking work in historical mapping for the Brisbane region, and promises to be a foundation for further digital mapping production done in the Mapping Brisbane History Project.

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Congratulations Lyndon Megarrity

Dr Lyndon Megarrity was recently awarded the Council of Australian University Librarians/ Australian Society of Authors fellowship for 2014, the first time it has been offered. Lyndon will use the fellowship to investigate the papers of J.G. Drake at the Fryer Library, University of Queensland. Lyndon points out that this interesting award involving a large number of special collections across…

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The John Douglas Kerr Medal of Distinction for 2014: Dr Kay Cohen

At the Queensland Day Dinner hosted by the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, Dr Kay Cohen was presented with the 2014 John Douglas Kerr Medal of Distinction. In a career spanning over thirty years, Dr Kay Cohen has and continues to demonstrate a quiet, generous and prodigious professionalism and dedication to the field of Queensland history. Kay’s principal area of…

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The John Douglas Kerr Medal of Distinction for 2011: Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Bolton

At the 2011 Queensland Day dinner hosted by the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Bolton was awarded the John Douglas Kerr Medal of Distinction. Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Bolton is one of Australia’s most eminent historians and can be viewed as the “father” of historical writing on north Queensland. He is author of thirty books and more than…

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THE JOHN DOUGLAS KERR MEDAL OF DISTINCTION FOR 2010: DR JAN WEGNER

At the 2010 Queensland Day dinner hosted by the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, Dr Jan Wegner was awarded the John Douglas Kerr Medal of Distinction. Dr Janice Helen Wegner is currently a Senior Lecturer in History at James Cook University, Cairns, and a professional historian of the highest standing. Jan holds membership of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland,…

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THE JOHN DOUGLAS KERR MEDAL OF DISTINCTION FOR 2009: DR JOHN STEELE

At the 2009 Queensland Day dinner hosted by the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, Dr John Steele was awarded the John Douglas Kerr Medal of Distinction. Dr John Gladstone Steele, a former lecturer in Physics at the University of Queensland as well as a retired Anglican priest, is also one of Queensland’s most respected historians, with many books and journal…

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Members work: Tim Bottoms’ ‘Cairns, City of the South Pacific, A History 1770-1995’

Member Dr Tim Bottoms has launched a 'new' comprehensive history entitled Cairns, City of the South Pacific, A History 1770-1995. Details can be found at: www.cairnshistory.com.au The book was launched on 5 November by the State Member for Cairns, Mr. Rob Pyne, son of the late Mayor of Cairns, Tom Pyne, who appointed Tim to write the work back in 1997.…

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