Australian theatre history in SLV

In December 2017, a member of the public approached PHA Qld regarding the personal papers of late Melbourne historian Agnes Paton Bell. Bell is best known for her book Melbourne: John Batman’s Village, published by Cassell in 1965. PHA Qld President Timothy Roberts returned the enquiry, which concerned providing researchers and historians with access to these papers. Bell was an avid…

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Congratulations to Bill Metcalf

It has been a big year of accolades for PHA Qld member Dr William (Bill) Metcalf. After being awarded the JD Kerr Medal of Distinction earlier this year, he has just received the Distinguished Scholar Award at the recent conference of the Communal Studies Association in Illinois, USA. According to the citation, “This award honors those persons who have contributed greatly to the scholarly study…

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