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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MEMBERS WORK: REDISCOVERING ROSE BLAKEMORE

PHA member Timothy Roberts has  recently consolidated three years of research in a new paper "Portrait of an artist: rediscovering Rose Blakemore", published in the February 2019 edition of Australiana. The text expands upon a presentation Tim made to the Queensland Women's Historical Association in 2016, and provides a lasting written legacy about this early teacher at the Sydney Technical College. Australiana, Vol 41…

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MEMBERS WORK: LORD AND LADY BRASSEY IN THE SUNBEAM

PHA Qld member Professor John Pearn will present a paper at the upcoming Stories of Stephens II Conference jointly hosted by the Annerley Stephens History Group Inc and the Royal Historical Society of Queensland. Professor Pearn's paper will outline the history behind the naming of Brassey, Sunbeam and Cross Streets in Fairfield. When: Saturday 23rd February, commencing at 9 am. Where: Marymac Community…

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DIVERSE SOURCES, DIVERSE STORIES – REWRITING OLD TALES

In late November a friend at my gym forwarded me a short essay by historian Sadiah Qureshi, published in the London Book Review. The text was a response to the Royal Historical Society's report Race, Ethnicity and Equality in UK History, to which Qureshi was a contributor. After summarising the current state of play, calling out the decided Eurocentricity expressed by some academics in…

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