Lesley Jenkins

Lesley Jenkins
Name: Lesley Jenkins
Bio: Lesley Jenkins is an independent historian, workshop presenter and freelance curator, with a special interest in oral history & small museums.

She has been working in NSW and Queensland on projects since completing a Graduate Diploma in Applied History from the University of Queensland in 1997. She has also worked as a journalist, as a correspondent for the Australian Broadcasting Commission and in the museums sector as a curator and consultant oral historian. She has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship in Oral History (2004) and a museum fellowship to the Chicago History Museum (2013). She has won numerous National Trust Queensland awards for her history, heritage and oral history work for the City of Gold Coast Council.
Skills and Services Offered: Research and writing, oral history interviews, oral history workshops, community history workshops, history, oral history and museum project management, digital storytelling.
Qualifications: BA, PG Dip Arts (applied history)
Professional Interests: Lesley Jenkins is an independent historian, workshop presenter and freelance curator, with a special interest in oral history & small museums.
Publications and Experience:

PUBLICATIONS (an abbreviated list only):

Internet Internet and in print
Courier Mail, Historical Timelines for 4 Qld regions
Brisbane City Council Library Services Site, Brisbites Histories of Suburbs (40) plus the overview history and Indigenous history
Brisbane Stories Sites – BCC:
Woolloongabba Home Page Boondall Wetlands Home Page
Women’s Sport in Brisbane Home Page
Wynnum History Trail Homepage
Chinese Connections Homepage
Inala Stories
Australian Art Stories – Flying Arts Inc

Digital Stories Script, content development and production management of 6 digital stories (based on oral history interviews) for the It’s Hot in Brisbane but It’s Coolangatta, exhibition, Gold Coast City Council, 2008.

Books and booklets Hotdogs and Meatpies – WW11 on the Gold Coast, two booklets about Australian and US forces on the Gold Coast during WW11. Developed to coincide with the exhibition, GCCC, 2013.
Now and Then – A Gold Coast Journey from past to the present, GCCC, 2011
Milpera – the history of Milpera State High School 1984-2006, MSHS, 2006.
A Celebration of Culture – Darra, BCC, 2003,
Lure of the Land – a history of Quilpie Shire, Quilpie Shire Council, 2001.
Talking Together: A Guide to Community Oral History Projects, OHAA Qld Inc, 1999.
A Women’s Place: The Downey Park Story, Brisbane City Council, 1997.
Remembering Cradock Street, Department of
Housing, Local Government & Planning, 1995.
Power of the Land – Il Potere Della Terra: A Social History of Italian Settlement in Lismore, The Italians in Lismore Working Party, 1993.
Cultural Heritage & Other Reports

Oral History & Digital Storytelling Review ( with Dr Helen Klaebe, Dr Jean Burgess & Francis Good) QUT, a report prepared for the State Library of Queensland, December 2007.

Non-Indigenous Cultural Heritage Study Brigalow Belt
South Bioregion – Stage 2, State Forests of NSW, Team Leader Pauline Curby, 2002.

Heritage Register Assessments (3), EPA, Brisbane, 2003.

Busway Station Area Plans – BCC & South East
Transit Authority, 1999
BCC, Cultural Mapping – 10 Reports to Guide the Development of the Busway Area Station Planning.
Suburban Centre Improvement Projects – 5 Brisbane Suburbs ( research, report writing, selection, location and mapping of markers, community consultation).

Environmental History of Boondall Wetlands, Lesley Jenkins and Brisbane City Council, 1997.

Women and Work on the Redcliffe Peninsula – A
Project 1997-1998, Redcliffe Arts & Craft Forum & Redcliffe City Council.

Richmond River Historical Society & Museum Inc.
Strategic Plan 1996 –2001, 1996.

Queensland Cultural Data Audit, Cultural Heritage Department, Department of Environment, 1995.

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