Margaret Cook

Margaret Cook
Bio
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
Qualifications
B.A. Hons. (UQ). PhD (UQ)
Professional Interests
Heritage
Biography
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
Mobile
0418 753 546
Address
Dr Margaret Cook 10 Whitehill Road Newtown Qld 4305

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