Editorial – Getting Out There

The year is racing past. We blinked and the editor failed to get the April edition of the e-Bulletin out. Hence we are now up to the May edition. It is time to get out there.

This month the big event to get out to, if you are in the neighbourhood, is our regional meeting on Saturday morning, 25 May, at Ipswich Grammar School. We hope that we might see a large gathering of members in the effort to connect ourselves better across the state.

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Tribute to the Late Emeritus Professor John Robert Laverty (1923-2013)

Emeritus Professor John Robert Laverty passed away on Thursday evening, 25 April, after a short illness. He was well-known as the authority on Brisbane’s municipal history.  His scholarly contribution to the field has been described as monumental. He was an early member of the Queensland Historians Institute Inc., and then a member of the successor organisation, the Professional Historians Association (Queensland) until 2004. He was also a foundation member and a former President of the Brisbane History Group. He was a foundation member, councillor and chairman of the Australian Institute of Urban Studies.

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Call for Submissions LiNQ Volume 40 2013

The verb ‘capture’ implies both acts of preservation and of restraint. In his novel The Collector, John Fowles explores this duality, implying that the paradox of art is that “in signalling the importance of freedom, [it] inaugurates another kind of imprisonment.” In The Collector the imprisoned Miranda believes “when you draw something it lives and when you photograph something it…

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AHA CAL Travel and Writing Bursary 2013

AHA/CAL Travel and Writing Bursaries Funding opportunity for Postgraduate Students and Independent Historians Applications due: 15 March 2013 The Australian Historical Association (AHA) in association with the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) is pleased to announce the availability of twelve Travel and Writing Bursaries linked to this year’s AHA conference at the University of Wollongong, 8–12 July, 2013. The bursaries are…

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PHA NSW President’s Newsletter, 20 January 2012

FROM THE PHA NSW PRESIDENT’S NEWSLETTER, 20 JANUARY 2013 The following is from the President of the Professional Historians Association in New South Wales. The reading of this report will give Queensland members a better idea of how advanced some of our interstate colleagues are in adapting online tools for the work professional history and for better networking. Full PHA…

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POSITION VACANT: Indexer (Brisbane History Centre)

The Brisbane History Centre (BHC) is the place of the marvellous library collected for over three decades by Rod Fisher for use by him, his colleagues, friends and students. This splendid collection is now an asset of Brisbane History Group Incorporated (BHG). It is housed securely in National Trust House, 95 William Street, Level B2. This treasure trove is seriously…

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Origins of QHI-PHAQ Whence Comes PHAQ?

By W.Ross Johnston, Ph.D., MPHA. Foolishly, three years ago I offered to do some research into the origins of the Queensland Historians Institute, the predecessor of the Professional Historians Association (Queensland). I was prompted to do so when the Governor of Queensland Ms Penelope Wensley, in opening the national conference of the professional historians associations of Australia in Brisbane, claimed…

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Editorial – I for you, you for me, and all for all

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The New Year has started, and already the PHAQ Management Committee has met over the recess to accomplish major pieces of work. On Saturday January 19 most Committee members were in attendance at an annual workshop (pictured) to plan the year before us. It was held at the hideaway of patron Ross Johnston, and we are in debt for the wealth of support that both of our patrons have provided to the Association.

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