Katie McConnel
Working in both the university and museum sectors for the last 15 years, I have established a strong reputation and research background in local heritage and regional history.
I'm a passionate advocate for the history and heritage sectors and endeavour to make history engaging for the community. I'm an active board member of Queensland’s key heritage and historical societies/organisations. Through exhibitions, writing, tours and public talks, I strive to make Queensland history, the history of Old Government House and the remarkable lives of key 19th century vice-regal women more broadly accessible and captivating for visitors of all ages!
Doctorate of Philosophy, School of History, Philosophy, Religion & Classics, University of Queensland
Publications and Experience

Journal Articles:

‘A Palace for His Excellency: Queensland Government Houses’, Historical Essays, Queensland State Archives, February 2013: https://www.archives.qld.gov.au/Researchers/History/HistoricalEssays/Pages/Government-House.aspx

‘Pursuing the complete story: interpreting Queensland’s Old Government House’,
Islands of History, Conference Proceedings of the 25th Anniversary Conference of the PHA (NSW), held on Norfolk Island in July 2010.

‘Sir George Ferguson Bowen’s ‘place in the grateful memories of...Queensland’’, Queensland History Journal, Vol.20, No.13, February 2010: 858-870.

‘The Centrepiece of Colonial Queensland's Celebration and Commemoration of Royalty and Empire: Government House, Brisbane’, Queensland Review, Vol. 16, No.2, 2009: 15-28.

‘A Palace for His Excellency: Queensland’s Old Government House’, Australian Heritage, No.16, Spring 2009: 16-18.

‘Clement Wragge – the Weather Wizard’, Time & Place, Issue 15 Spring 2007.

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