Margaret Cook
Margaret Cook is a freelance historian who specialises in non-Indigenous cultural heritage and social and environmental history. She has published books and articles on a range of topics and produced numerous conservation management plans and heritage plans and assessments. She was a member of the Queensland Heritage Council from 1999 until June 2000, serving as its Deputy Chair from 2004 to June 2006. Her PhD was "Damming the River: A History of Floods in the Brisbane River Catchment 1893-2011"
Skills and Services Offered
Research & writing
Public speaking
Heritage consulting
Historical tours
Land Title searches
B.A. Hons. (UQ). PhD (UQ)
Professional Interests
Land history
Social history
Environmental history
Publications and Experience

Vacating the Floodplain: Urban Property, Engineering and Floods in Brisbane (1974-2011)”, Conservation and Society, Volume 15, issue 3, 2017, p. 344-354. . doi: 10.4103/cs.cs_16_95.
“John Baillie Henderson: A Hydrologist in Colonial Brisbane”, International Review of Environmental History, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2018.
Margaret Cook and Annabel Lloyd, “Unpacking a Legend”, Circa: The Journal of Professional Historians, Issue Six, 2018.
Queenie's Diary: A schoolgirl's life 1914-1915. Ipswich Girls Grammar School, 2005.
Margaret Cook and Ian Pullar, Play with flowers and smile: A short history of the Ipswich Horticultural Society 1866-2004. Ipswich Horticultural Society, 2005.
Shifting sands: Memories of Moreton Island. Moreton Island Protection Committee, 2005.
Technically speaking: A history of the Bremer Institute of TAFE. Bremer Institute of TAFE, 2002.
Howard Pearce, Kay Cohen and Margaret Cook, Heritage trails of the Queensland Outback. EPA, 2002.
Ian Pullar & Margaret Cook, Watery sources: A people's history of the Water Resources Commission (Queensland) and its predecessors 1881-1995. DNR, 2001.
H Pearce and K Cohen, Heritage trails of the Tropical North, EPA, 2001.
H Pearce and K Cohen, Heritage trails of the great South East, EPA, 2000.
North Queensland's mining heritage trails with Environmental Protection Agency and Kay Cohen, 1999.
Knights of the road: The Commercial Travellers of Queensland. Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, Vol. 17. No. 6, May 2000: 241-246.
We will remember them: A history of the Yeronga-Dutton Park Sub-Branch RSL and Yeronga Services Club. Brisbane: Yeronga Services Club, 1999.
The town on the brown: A history of Rolleston. Brisbane: Department of Natural Resources, 1999.
Queensland schools: A heritage conservation study, 1996 (co-author)
Rising from the ashes: A jubilee history of Ipswich Little Theatre, 1946-1996
'Taking Stock', The View No.4, 1996
W.W. Cobb in Australian Dictionary of Biography
'Conversion by Fire', National Trust Journal Issue 7 October 1996
Graceville Uniting Church, 1998.

Phone Number
07 32829696
0418 753 546
Dr Margaret Cook 10 Whitehill Road Newtown Qld 4305

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