Call for papers: Queer legacies, new solidarities

A conference presented by Deakin Gender and Sexuality Studies, the Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Association & the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives. Deakin University and State Library of Victoria, 22-24 November 2018 It has been over four decades since second-wave feminism and Gay Liberation. 2018 is the 40th anniversary of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives. In bringing together the…

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PHA Qld members’ work

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…

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New gallery opens in Brisbane

The Gallery of Children's Art was launched with an effervescent party on 18 May. The gallery is the brainchild of Dr Barbara Piscitelli AM, and respects the voice, ideas and creativity of children, highlighting their capacity to significantly contribute to the cultural life of our community. The Gallery curates shows created by children in their early and middle childhood. The inaugural…

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PHA Qld visits Historic Pine Rivers

On Sunday 25 March PHA Qld committee member Ray Kerkhove organised a social event for members and their guests to visit Old Petrie Town. A highlight of the day was a special curator's tour of The Final 100 Days exhibition at Pine Rivers Museum conducted by PHA Qld member Jeff Hopkins-Weise. The group then had an opportunity to view historic buildings, witness steam…

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PHA Qld Patron Clive Moore in Solomon Islands!

In March, PHA Qld Patron Emeritus Professor Clive Moore travelled to the Solomon Islands as a guest of the Australian High Commission to take part in the commemoration of 40 years of independence from the United Kingdom. Professor Moore visited the Solomon Islands from 19-23 March, where his recently published book Making Mala: Malaita in Solomon Islands 1870s-1930s was launched by Prime…

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Members Work: Mapping Brisbane History

30 April 2018 marked the close of the Brisbane City Council Funded Final (Third) Stage of the Mapping Brisbane History (MBH) Project. The commitment made by our team continues as we are seeing the MBH Project as an ongoing project, and there will be another large upload of more sites and revisions before the end of the year. The great news…

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Seminar: Moreton Bay History

On Wednesday 16 May, the Moreton Bay History Seminar returns, celebrating the diverse history of the Moreton Bay Region. Ray Kerkhove explores the history and traditions of Aboriginal peoples in our district, bringing to life the long Indigenous history of our region. Peter Ludlow focuses on the fascinating characters who have called the region home, stitching together the communities that make up…

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New Publication: Training, Teaching and Turmoil

The Brisbane History Group is proud to launch their 27th papers Brisbane: Training, Teaching and Turmoil - Tertiary Education 1825-2018. Featuring essays from leading PHA members including Helen Gregory, Bill Metcalf, and John Pearn, this illustrated volume traces the history of tertiary education in Brisbane. The book will be launched on Saturday 19 May at the Then there were Universities seminar at Australian Catholic…

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Seminar: Then there were Universities

The Brisbane History Group presents a seminar on the history of Tertiary Education in Brisbane. Then there were Universities will be presented at The Oculus Room, Mercy Building, The Australian Catholic University, 110 Nudgee Road, Banyo on Saturday 19 May 2018. 12.45 Registration and book sales 13.15 Welcome to ACU by Jim Nyland 13.25 Bill Metcalf: Evolution of Universities in Brisbane 13.55 Jim…

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