Neville Buch
Neville Buch has published several papers in an international reference book on historic places and history conference publications. In recent years he has provided clients with research reports on a wide range of historical topics, including a pastoral company history in the 1920s, teaching appointments in central Queensland, and the several family histories across Queensland.

Between his honours thesis, Ph.D. thesis, and recent research work, Dr Buch developed a depositary of historical data and analysis on Protestant religious institutions in Queensland over the last hundred years. He has a specific research interest in the secularization of belief through institutional practice and the loss of conceptual meaning in religiosity.

Recently he has been working in the field of Queensland Catholic history, writing two books, on St Thomas More College, and the Knights of the Southern Cross (Queensland).

Dr Buch serves as the e-Bulletin editor and a Management Committee member for the Professional Historians Association (Queensland). He is the Chairman of the Sunnybank District History Group, and Project Manager for the Mapping Brisbane History Project.

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Skills and Services Offered
Local History Consultancy, History Consultancy on Educational, Religious, and Cultural Institutions
Ph.D., PG. Dip. Ed., B.A. Hons. (History), University of Queensland; PG. Dip. Arts (Philosophy) University of Melbourne
Professional Interests
Queensland intellectual history, historiography, history of 'western' philosophy, and the public valuing in the discipline of history.
Publications and Experience


Historical Consultant, MPHA.

Project Manager, Formation of the Brisbane Southside History Network Project

Project Manager, Mapping Brisbane History Project and Mapping Brisbane Southside History Sub-Project (Community History Grant 2011/12)

Project Manager, Junction Park State School History Project (JPSS Parents & Citizens Association)

Chairperson, Sunnybank District History Group


Books, Monographs

[current work] A History of St Thomas More College, Sunnybank. Pending Publication, June 2014

[current work] A History of Junction Park State School, Annerley. Pending Publication, May 2014.

Co-authored with Dr Jonathan Richards. Reports on the Pre-Released 1982 Queensland Cabinet Minutes. Queensland State Archives. November 2012.

Eight private consultancy reports for four separate family history clients. 8 April 2011 to 4 September 2012.

Speeches and PowerPoint Presentations for Vice-Chancellors at the University of Melbourne (Professors Davis, Lee Dow, Gilbert) September 1998 to April 2008, and for Vice-Chancellor at Griffith University (Professor Webb) July 1997 to August 1998.

A History of St Barnabas’ Church, Red Hill – A Church in Society Through the Years. October 1999.

Norfolk Island (Australian External Territory, Australia) International Dictionary of Historic Places. Volume Five: Asia and Oceania. Chicago. Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers. 1995.

Windsor (New South Wales, Australia) International Dictionary of Historic Places. Volume Five: Asia and Oceania. Chicago. Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers. 1995.

Journal Articles

Commemoration Planning -- The Next Three Years. PHA (Qld) e-Bulletin. February, 2013.

Report on e-Hive Workshop for the Professional Historians Association (Queensland). PHA (Qld) e-Bulletin. August, 2012.

Economics of Voluntary-Professional Endeavours in Local History. PHA (Qld) e-Bulletin. May, 2012.

Interesting Perspectives from the Archives: Privacy & Computers 1970. PHA (Qld) e-Bulletin. 2 August 2011 [Reprint: May, 2012].

Online Databases for the Professional Historian – Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four. PHA (Qld) e-Bulletin. In Issues: 30 June 2011, 18 July 2011, 2 August 2011, 18 August 2011.

Religion Remain a Problem. The Skeptic. Summer 2007.

The Value of the Secular. Quadrant. Volume 51, No. 1, March 2007.

Preliminary Conclusions in the Search of Philosophical Grounds for Contemporary Unitarian Identity. The Journal of Liberal Religion. Volume 3, No. 2, Summer 2002.

Conference Papers

Defining a Public University in the Entrepreneurial Age, Australian Network of Higher Education Researcher Conference, University House, Australian National University, December 1999.

‘...many distractions confronting the Church’: The Responses of Protestant Religion to Popular Culture in Queensland 1919-1969. Everyday Wonders Popular Culture: Past and Present 10th International Conference, Crest Hotel, Brisbane, June 1997.

Americanizing Queensland Protestantism, Studying Australian Christianity 1995 Conference, Robert Menzies College, Macquarie University, July 1995.

The Significance of the American Invasion for Australian Churches: A Preliminary Examination, War's End Conference (Queensland Studies Centre, Griffith University), University Hall, James Cook University, July 1995.

Other Manuscripts

American Influence on Protestantism in Queensland since 1945, Ph.D thesis, Department of History, University of Queensland, August 1994.

Protestant Churches and their Attitude to Public Issues in Queensland 1919-1939, Honours Thesis, Department of History, University of Queensland, November 1987.

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