Speculating about genocide: The Queensland frontier 1859–1897

February 8, 2024

Mark Finnane and Jonathan Richards’ article, ‘Speculating about genocide: The Queensland frontier 1859–1897’, has just been published online and open access for the Asia-Pacific Economic History Review. It reviews and finds wanting the methods informing some recent calculations of Native Police killings on the Queensland frontier. Finnane and Richards write… Read More

HGRC welcomes Visiting Fellows

November 11, 2023

We are pleased to announce that Jane Smith and Dr Nicole Davis have been awarded Harry Gentle Resource Centre Visiting Fellowships for 2024. Jane Smith is a librarian/archivist, author and editor. She is researching the life of Hannah Rigby, a seamstress from Liverpool who was transported as a convict to… Read More

QSA Talks – ‘What We Want’: Queensland’s Colonial Feminisms

October 5, 2023

Dr Deborah Jordan, Visiting Fellow with the Harry Gentle Resource Centre, is presenting her talk, ‘What We Want’: Queensland’s Colonial Feminisms, at the Queensland State Archives on Thursday 2 November at 11.00am. Dr Jordan is a Petherick Reader at the National Library of Australia, an internationally recognised Nettie and Vance… Read More

Memories of Stephens conference – October 21

September 22, 2023

The Annerley-Stephens History Group is presenting a ‘Memories of Stephens’ conference on Saturday 21 October 2023, 9.00am – 4.30pm, at Our Lady’s College, Annerley. Papers will be presented on the history of the Stephens Shire, including Yeronga Aboriginal history, Aboriginal camp life in Moorooka, local railway and tram history, the… Read More

QSA Talks – The Blackbirder and the Phonograph (recording)

August 11, 2023

Griffith University Visiting Fellow Dr Henry Reese explores the life of Joseph Vos, his fascination with the phonograph and his 1895 trial in Brisbane. Captain Vos allegedly used a phonograph to induce several people from the island of Malaita in the Solomon Islands to board his labour-recruiting barque, the ‘William… Read More

Walking the history of early women’s suffrage in Brisbane

July 27, 2023

How to bring into cultural memory Queensland’s suffrage story of the women’s campaign to win the vote, especially when there is not much documentation, is a question Dr Deborah Jordan grapples with. Conducting a walking tour with the Brisbane Labour History Association, she stopped alongside the statues of Sir Charles Lilley, who first introduced the… Read More

Journeys into Queensland’s Chinese Past

July 3, 2023

Follow the travels of former HGRC Visiting Fellow Dr Janis Hanley and current HGRC PhD candidate Jan Richardson as they explore the places, lived experience, genealogy, memories and stories of Chinese people in early Queensland on their Facebook page, Journeys into Queensland’s Chinese Past. Janis… Read More

Dr Henry Reese – HGRC Visiting Fellow

July 3, 2023

The HGRC welcomes Dr Henry Reese. Henry’s project is titled ‘The trial of Joseph Vos: A blackbirding scandal in 1890s Queensland’. Henry proposes to research and produce a scholarly article and short podcast series based on the life and 1895 trial of Joseph Vos. In the mid-1890s, Captain Vos claimed… Read More

Funding for Trove to Continue

April 20, 2023

Following a groundswell of support from cultural institutions, historians, researchers and the general public lobbying the federal government to continue its funding of Trove, the government has pledged $33 million to save this valuable institution. Read more here. Read More

QSA Talks – The Artemisia

October 6, 2022

Griffith University Visiting Fellow Dr Dorothy (Dot) Wickham discusses her research into The Artemisia: the first immigrant ship of free settlers from England. The Artemisia’s maiden voyage arrived in Brisbane’s Moreton Bay area in mid-December 1848, with a passenger count of around 240 men, women, and children. In this talk, Dorothy… Read More

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