PHA 2020 CONFERENCE: HISTORY TRANSMITTED – CONNECT – CONSIDER – CHALLENGE

Professional Historians Association (Qld) Inc. is proud to announce the 2020 Professional Historians Association conference will be held in Brisbane on 28-29 August 2020. The 2020 conference theme is History Transmitted: connect - consider - challenge. The conference aims to highlight and interrogate ways in which historians work and adapt to changing audiences and technologies, as well as share experiences…

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MEMBERS WORK: BATTLE OF ONE TREE HILL

Continuing their ongoing research into frontier violence in Queensland, PHA Qld members Ray Kerkhove and Frank Uhr are publishing a new book on the Battle of One Tree Hill. The book will be launched at an event commemorating the resistance campaign, to be held at the Bill Gould Lookout, Toowoomba on Friday 13 September at noon. Please follow this link for further…

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MEMBERS WORK: A RIVER WITH A CITY PROBLEM

PHA Qld congratulates Dr Margaret Cook on her book A River with a City Problem: a history of Brisbane floods, recently published by University of Queensland Press.  The book tells a compelling history of floods in the Brisbane River catchment, especially those in 1893, 1974 and 2011. Extensively researched, it highlights the force of nature, the vagaries of politics and the power of…

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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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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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