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About: Dr Jonathan (Jack) Ford is a professional historian specialising in military history and the history of Brisbane’s various suburbs or buildings.
About: Janet King is the Director of Queensland Energy Museum and responsible for establishing Memories of Energy Groups (MEGs) and Memories of Energy Trails (METs) throughout Queensland.
Jeff Hopkins-Weise
About: A historian and curator with a strong interest and passion for Queensland, Australian, New Zealand and Pacific history and culture.

In February 2020 I relocated to Canberra (ACT) to take up a senior policy officer role in historic heritage with the federal Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.

I have a lengthy history and heritage experience, including an array of research, heritage assessment and management, curatorial and collection management roles with a number of government departments, local councils, museums and historical societies.

Author/Co-author of some 70 publications, including books, chapters, journal articles, government and legal reports.

I also have considerable background and experience in cultural heritage research and management while engaged in various capacities for the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and the Environmental Protection Agency. I have also held a variety of curatorial and collection management roles with the Queensland Museum (Southbank) and The Workshops Rail Museum (North Ipswich), the museums network of the Moreton Bay Regional Council (for the Pine Rivers Heritage Museum and the Redcliffe Museum), the Victoria Barracks Museum (now Army Museum South Queensland), Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, as well as the Main Roads Heritage Centre in Toowoomba.
About: Dr Judith McKay is a museum curator, historian and heritage consultant with wide experience in museums, exhibitions, research and writing.
Judith Nissen
About: Judith is a freelance historian with more than two decades’ experience. In addition to published works, commissions for a range of private and corporate clients have included research for permanent and temporary museum exhibitions, histories of buildings and organisations, archives reports, heritage significance assessments and citations, and genealogical research. From 2008 to 2018 Judith has been the Australian Dictionary of Biography Research Assistant for Queensland.
About: Judy Powell is a freelance historian and consultant archaeologist.
About: Kay Cohen is an experienced historian specialising in government administration, the history of organisations, and Queensland’s history and cultural heritage. She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland.
About: Lee has experience in researching and writing digital histories, having worked on the Find & Connect web resource as the Queensland based historian and as a research assistant on the Australian Women’s Archives Project. She is currently involved with the Centre for Social and Cultural Research, Griffith University in developing a website that will serve as a portal of research publications, commentaries and interactive resources focusing on Australian history up to 1859 in the territory that formally constituted the northern part of NSW during that period.
Lesley Jenkins
About: Lesley has a long interest in history and community. Her many awards demonstrate both skill and experience.
AWARDS National Trust – Now and Then, A Gold Coast Journey from the past to the present GCCC 2010
National Trust – Highway Heritage GCCC – 2008
Churchill Fellow 2004 – Oral History
Life Member – Oral History Queensland -2007