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

AFFHO Congress on Norfolk Island

August 30, 2022

Dr Lee Butterworth, Research Fellow at HGRC, delivered a talk on the forthcoming Harry Gentle Resource Centre Dictionary of Biography at the recent Australasian Federation of Family History Associations (AFFHO) Congress 2022, held on Norfolk Island in August. Great interest was shown in the ‘Dictionary’, with a number of attendees… Read More

Sands of Time Local & Family History Conference

August 18, 2022

History Redcliffe is partnering with History Queensland to host the 4th Queensland State, Local and Family History Conference at the Redcliffe Dolphins Leagues Club on Friday 21 October to Sunday 23 October. Guest speakers include Jennifer Harrison, Shauna Hicks and Michelle Patient. The conference will feature a wide variety of… Read More

Vale Rod Pratt

July 4, 2022

It is with great sadness that the HGRC team learnt of the sudden passing of our past visiting fellow, Rod Pratt, on Thursday 23 June 2022. Rod was a visiting fellow with the Centre from July 2020 to October 2021. He was extremely generous in sharing with the HGRC his… Read More

QSA Talks: ‘Woollen threads’

June 7, 2022

Join HGRC Visiting Fellow Janis Hanley at the Queensland State Archives on Thursday 16 June at 12.00pm for a presentation titled ‘Woollen Threads’ exploring the heritage of the woollen textile industry in Ipswich from the 1850s to the 1870s. Register to attend this free talk in person at the QSA… Read More

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