Call for Speakers: Waves in Time

Caloundra Family History Research Inc. is hosting the 3rd Queensland State Family and Local History Conference and Fair, with the support of History Queensland Inc., at Lake Kawana Community Centre, Bokarina, Sunshine Coast on 24 – 26 May 2019. Commencing on Friday 24 May there will be a free family and local history fair which continues through Saturday and Sunday. There…

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Marking Time: 2018 PHA National Conference

MARKING TIME Professional Historians Association National Conference Sydney 30 – 31 August 2018 Professional historians record the history of places with direct connections to the public: in parks, on monuments, at exhibitions, in archives and publications. 2018 is the culmination of the four-year long commemoration of World War I and therefore a fitting time to reflect on the challenges we…

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Call for papers – the Archaeology of War

2018 marks the centenary of the end of the First World War, and the end of a four-year round of commemorative and other historical events associated with 1914–1918. On 22-23 June 2018 the Australian National Maritime Museum will host a conference that aims to investigate the relationships between public remembrance and archaeology. The conference will look at the role of…

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Lecture and Exhibition Opening

The Royal Historical Society of Queensland invites members of PHA Qld to a special lecture and exhibition opening concentrating on shipwrecks in Queensland. Please join PHA Qld member Professor John Pearn AM for an enlightening lecture on the wreck and rescue of the Royal Charlotte, Queensland's first shipwreck, followed by the official opening of The Appalling Disaster: Shipwrecks in Queensland, curated…

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Marking Time: Professional Historians Association National Conference 2018

Professional Historians Association National Conference Sydney 30 – 31 August 2018 CALL FOR PAPERS Professional historians record the history of places with direct connections to the public: in parks, on monuments, at exhibitions, in archives and publications. 2018 is the culmination of the four-year long commemoration of World War I and therefore a fitting time to reflect on the challenges…

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1987 Cabinet minutes released

As a part of the Queensland Government's administrative release period, the 1987 cabinet minutes have been digitised for public access through the Queensland State Archives. The minutes reveal new information about the final year of Joh Bjelke-Petersen's career as Premier of Queensland, as well as a host of other material. To access the data, please consult this reference guide at the State…

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Vale Professor Ken Inglis

Prominent Australian historian Emeritus Professor Ken Inglis AO FASSA passed away on 1 December 2017, aged 88. Known to many PHA Qld members through his lifelong work in the field of war history, biography, and corporate history, Emeritus Professor Inglis was educated at the University of Melbourne and attained a Doctorate from the University of Oxford for his thesis Churches and…

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Wrap-up: Dragon Tales 2017 Conference

23-26 November, Golden Dragon Museum, Bendigo, Victoria Hilda Maclean Between the 23rd and 26th of November 2017, I presented at Dragon Tails 2017: Hopes, Dreams and Realities hosted by the Golden Dragon Museum, Bendigo. This 5th Australasian Conference on Chinese Diaspora History & Heritage​ featured 31 speakers from all over Australia, New Zealand, Christmas Island and Beijing; and a further 40 or so participants.  Being a single-stream…

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Wrap-up: Related Histories conference

28-29 November 2017, National Library of Australia, Canberra Anne Monsour The organisers of this conference are to be congratulated for creating an engaging and stimulating programme which highlighted the many ways historians study the family. The decision to structure the conference using single sessions gave it a cohesion which is sometimes lost when there are parallel sessions. Along with archival…

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