Judith Nissen
Professional and community contributions
• Professional Historians Australia – President 2014-2016; Qld delegate 2005-2016
• PHA (Qld) – Member from 1995; Management Committee roles 2002-2012; co-organiser of 2 professional development conferences
• Mount Crosby Historical Society – Founding Secretary, 2002-3; continuing Management Committee role
• Moggill Historical Society – Founding Secretary 2013-2015; continuing Management Committee role
• Royal Queensland Historical Society – Member from 2004; Councillor 2014-2016
• Engineers Australia Heritage Panel, Queensland (EHQ) – Member from 2009; currently compiling Ipswich Engineering Heritage tour
• Other memberships: Ipswich Historical Society; National Trust of Queensland; Roma & District Family History Society; Toowoomba Historical Society;
Skills and Services Offered
• Commissioned histories
• Interpretative displays
• House & building histories
• Land tenure research
• Family history
Bachelor of Arts (University of Queensland) 1984
Postgraduate Diploma Arts Applied History (University of Queensland) 1996
Master of Arts (University of Queensland) 1999
Publications and Experience

Publications and reports
• A History of Help: Stories of HELPING People with Disability for 50 Years, Help Enterprises, 2019
• Dawning of a Universal Peace: The Sacrifices of Moggill World War I Diggers, Moggill Historical Society, 2018 (joint author)
• 150 Years of Mayors in Roma, Maranoa Regional Council, 2017 (editor and compiler)
• Wheller Gardens (formerly the Chermside Garden Settlement): Research and develop 48 interpretation panels to mark 80 years of aged care, 2016
• The 22 Who Fell, The Brisbane Club, 2016
• The Wealth of Warroo: A History of Surat and Surrounds, Maranoa Regional Council, 2016
• Cooneana and Rhondda Office, New Chum (Ipswich) – history for conservation management plan, 2016
• Burke & Wills Dig Tree, Cooper Creek - Conservation Management Plan 2016 (joint author)
• Winchcombe Carson Woolstores, Teneriffe – history for conservation management plan, 2015
• To Honour Your Name: The Southport School and First World War Service, 2014
• Forty Years of FOCAL [Ipswich], 2014 (editor & writer)
• ‘Heritage Gardens Of Queensland: A Survey ...’, Report for Australian Garden History Society, 2013 (joint author)
• Achievement over Adversity: 30 Years of The Glenleighden School, 2013
• ‘The Great Barrier Reef 1901 to 1981: Survey of Historical Information’, 2012
• The Bird and The Tree: The First 25 Years of Somerset College, 2011
• ‘Hidden Gems: Inner Brisbane’s Engineering Heritage‘, 2011, Engineers Australia website
• Engineering Heritage Inner Brisbane: A Walk/Drive Tour, EA Qld, 2011 (contributor)
• Script for Success: 50 Years of Pharmacy at the University of Queensland, 2010 (joint author)
• ‘Inventory of Historic Gardens’, Australian Garden History Society, 2010 (contributor)
• Ipswich Bowls Club: Chronicle of a Century 1910-2010 (editor)
• ‘Mt Crosby: A Short History’, digital story for Karana Mt Crosby Connections website, 2009
• Thiess 75 Years: Imagine our Future, Thiess Pty Ltd, 2009 (contributor)
• ‘Redcliffe Revisited: A Social History of the Peninsula’, for Moreton Bay Regional Council, 2008 (joint author)
• ‘Contextual History of Roads and Bridges in Queensland’, for Qld EPA (now DERM), 2008
• ‘Main Roads and Timber Road Bridges’, for Qld Department of Main Roads, 2007
• ‘Moggill (Sugars’) Basalt Quarry, Anstead’, historical tour, 2006
• ‘Una Prentice’, in A Woman’s Place: 100 Years of Queensland Women Lawyers, Supreme Court of Queensland Library, 2005
• Mastering Management: A History of the Department of Management, University of Queensland, 2005 (joint author)
• Pedestrian Passages and Consumer Dreamworlds: Shopping Arcades of Central Brisbane, 2005
• Australian Dictionary of Biography: George Willmore, Property Developer; Professor Sidney Lumb, Professor of Dentistry; Doctors Burnett Leslie Clarke & Alexander Howard Clarke, Radiologists (underway)
• The Road to UQ Ipswich: The Establishment of the Ipswich Campus of the University of Queensland, 2003
• Stanthorpe Voices, for Stanthorpe Shire Council, 2001
• ‘Backyard to Bay’ booklets (BCC 1999-2001): short histories of the Moggill, Toowong and Cubberla Creek catchment areas
• Queensland Architects of the 19th Century: Index to the Biographical Dictionary, 1999
• ‘SEQ 2001 Historical Heritage Report, Chronology and Bibliography’, 1995, UQ Applied History Centre (contributor)

Projects and research
• Historical research and heritage reports for clients such as architects, developers, home owners and local authorities: Brisbane City Council, Queensland Heritage Register, Pine Rivers Shire Cultural Heritage Survey, Toowoomba Range Road (localities for new Range crossing), Oakey Air Base, Thiess Pty Ltd, Gladstone Pacific Nickel Ltd, and various sites and buildings in Brisbane, Redlands, Gold Coast, Townsville, Mackay and Cardwell (2002 to present)
• Museum Exhibitions: Research, write stories and locate images and/or objects for Museum of Brisbane inaugural exhibition ‘Bite the Blue Sky: Brisbane Beginnings’ (2003); The Hub Chillagoe ‘Timeless Landscape – Shifting Lifestyles’ (2002); Border Highlands Rail Co., Stanthorpe: ‘Journeys and Junctions’ in restored Wallangarra Railway Station (opened October 2001); Queensland Museum ‘Women of the West’ travelling exhibition (1997); Queensland Museum "Material adaptations to a tropical climate" (1996-7)
• Land tenure research of mining and pipeline sites, for determination of native title status for various resources companies
• Pentland State School: research QSA files for this and other schools, locating information about the school, staff and pupils (2009)
• Supreme Court Library, Qld: research biographical and statistical information for history of women lawyers, including chapter ‘Una Prentice’ (2005)
• Archives assessment: Assess historical significance of archives of Centre for Multicultural Pastoral Care (2005-6); Girl Guides Queensland (2010)
• Expert witness reports for the Queensland Planning and Environment Court (2007 to present)
• Talks to and/or training of community groups re a range of historical topics including research techniques (Cobb & Co Changing Station museum volunteers, Surat), using maps and newspapers (Redcliffe Historical Society), and launching or promoting books, as well as specific historical topics such as shopping arcades, engineering heritage, quarrying, place histories, and UQ people and organisational history
• Organise and conduct history walks/tours about Brisbane’s engineering heritage, and Mt Crosby and environs

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