Author Archives: Harry Gentle Resource Centre

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What is Trove?

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Museums of History NSW

December 5th, 2022
The Sydney Living Museums and the NSW State Archives are becoming the Museums of History NSW (MHNSW). MHNSW formed by the coming together of the vast collection held by the NSW State Archives (SARA), one of Australia’s pre-eminent archives and records authorities, and the 12 museums and associated collections cared for by Sydney Living Museums […] Read more

QSA Talks – The Artemisia

October 6th, 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 will discuss how she has […] Read more

AFFHO Congress on Norfolk Island

August 30th, 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 volunteering to share their family […] Read more

Sands of Time Local & Family History Conference

August 18th, 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 interesting speakers and topics, DNA […] Read more

Vale Rod Pratt

July 4th, 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 research of over 30 years into […] Read more

HGRC 2022 Visiting Fellows

HGRC 2022 Visiting Fellows

The HGRC is delighted to announce the appointment of its 2022 Visiting Fellows. Congratulations to Dr Dorothy Wickham and Dr Deborah Jordan who will join us for 12 months as they undertake original and innovative research.

Dorothy Wickham is a Director of a successful boutique publishing house, educator, author and historian. Dorothy intends to create a comprehensive database and biographical sketches of the immigrants on the Artemisia that arrived in mid-December 1848 carrying the first free settlers from Britain to Queensland. The database has the potential to unlock stories, linkages, and associations that have previously been overlooked and under-researched.

The links between early colonisation and the later successes of the nineteenth century women’s movement is the focus of Deborah Jordan’s project. Some of the women from early colonial families who experienced Queensland’s transition from penal to free settler colony in 1859 went on to play a leading role in the call for women’s rights as the century progressed. Re-visiting the women’s stories will enrich and deepen our understanding of the distinct achievements of the early women’s rights movement in colonial Queensland.

Welcome and congratulations to Dorothy and Deborah. We look forward to learning more about your research during your time with the Centre.

Latest news and events

Museums of History NSW

December 5th, 2022
The Sydney Living Museums and the NSW State Archives are becoming the Museums of History NSW (MHNSW). MHNSW formed by the coming together of the vast collection held by the NSW State Archives (SARA), one of Australia’s pre-eminent archives and records authorities, and the 12 museums and associated collections cared for by Sydney Living Museums […] Read more

QSA Talks – The Artemisia

October 6th, 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 will discuss how she has […] Read more

AFFHO Congress on Norfolk Island

August 30th, 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 volunteering to share their family […] Read more

Sands of Time Local & Family History Conference

August 18th, 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 interesting speakers and topics, DNA […] Read more

Vale Rod Pratt

July 4th, 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 research of over 30 years into […] Read more

HGRC QSA Native Mounted Police Seminar

HGRC QSA Native Mounted Police Seminar

Assoc Professor Lynley Wallis delivered a presentation at QSA on Thursday 21 October 2021  titled ‘Understanding Queensland’s Native Mounted Police: A free online database to help communities research and understand the lives and work of an infamous police force’. Access  the talk here.

Latest news and events

Museums of History NSW

December 5th, 2022
The Sydney Living Museums and the NSW State Archives are becoming the Museums of History NSW (MHNSW). MHNSW formed by the coming together of the vast collection held by the NSW State Archives (SARA), one of Australia’s pre-eminent archives and records authorities, and the 12 museums and associated collections cared for by Sydney Living Museums […] Read more

QSA Talks – The Artemisia

October 6th, 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 will discuss how she has […] Read more

AFFHO Congress on Norfolk Island

August 30th, 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 volunteering to share their family […] Read more

Sands of Time Local & Family History Conference

August 18th, 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 interesting speakers and topics, DNA […] Read more

Vale Rod Pratt

July 4th, 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 research of over 30 years into […] Read more

RHSQ Seminar Recording

RHSQ Seminar Recording

A recording of Jan Richardson’s talk, ‘Making a Fresh Start: Tasmanian Female Ex-Convicts in Free Settlement Queensland’, is now available to view on the Royal Historical Society of Queensland (RHSQ) YouTube channel. Held at the Commissariat Store Museum on 10 November 2021, Jan’s talk explores the stories of ex-convict women and their families who sought to make a fresh start as ‘free settlers’ in the colony of Queensland.

Jan Richardson is a is a PhD candidate in the School of Humanities, Law and Social Sciences at Griffith University. She is also a Research Assistant at the Harry Gentle Resource Centre in the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research.

View the talk here.

 

 

Latest news and events

Museums of History NSW

December 5th, 2022
The Sydney Living Museums and the NSW State Archives are becoming the Museums of History NSW (MHNSW). MHNSW formed by the coming together of the vast collection held by the NSW State Archives (SARA), one of Australia’s pre-eminent archives and records authorities, and the 12 museums and associated collections cared for by Sydney Living Museums […] Read more

QSA Talks – The Artemisia

October 6th, 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 will discuss how she has […] Read more

AFFHO Congress on Norfolk Island

August 30th, 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 volunteering to share their family […] Read more

Sands of Time Local & Family History Conference

August 18th, 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 interesting speakers and topics, DNA […] Read more

Vale Rod Pratt

July 4th, 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 research of over 30 years into […] Read more

Newly Digitised Indigenous Resources

Newly Digitised Indigenous Resources

Many wonderful Indigenous resources have been digitised recently and are available online. Join Dr Hilda Maclean online on 17 November 2021 at 7.30 pm to learn about the material which can be accessed from home for free and what it tells us about Indigenous communities and their histories. Register here.

Latest news and events

Museums of History NSW

December 5th, 2022
The Sydney Living Museums and the NSW State Archives are becoming the Museums of History NSW (MHNSW). MHNSW formed by the coming together of the vast collection held by the NSW State Archives (SARA), one of Australia’s pre-eminent archives and records authorities, and the 12 museums and associated collections cared for by Sydney Living Museums […] Read more

QSA Talks – The Artemisia

October 6th, 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 will discuss how she has […] Read more

AFFHO Congress on Norfolk Island

August 30th, 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 volunteering to share their family […] Read more

Sands of Time Local & Family History Conference

August 18th, 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 interesting speakers and topics, DNA […] Read more

Vale Rod Pratt

July 4th, 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 research of over 30 years into […] Read more

RHSQ Lecture Series

RHSQ Lecture Series

Making a Fresh Start: Tasmanian Female Ex-Convicts in Free Settlement Queensland.

Jan Richardson is a is a PhD candidate in the School of Humanities, Law and Social Sciences at Griffith University. She is also a Research Assistant at the Harry Gentle Resource Centre in the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research at Griffith University.

Jan’s lecture, to be held at the Commissariat Store Museum on 10 November 2021, will explore the stories of ex-convict women and their families who sought to make a fresh start as ‘free settlers’ in the colony of Queensland. Purchase tickets here.

 

Latest news and events

Museums of History NSW

December 5th, 2022
The Sydney Living Museums and the NSW State Archives are becoming the Museums of History NSW (MHNSW). MHNSW formed by the coming together of the vast collection held by the NSW State Archives (SARA), one of Australia’s pre-eminent archives and records authorities, and the 12 museums and associated collections cared for by Sydney Living Museums […] Read more

QSA Talks – The Artemisia

October 6th, 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 will discuss how she has […] Read more

AFFHO Congress on Norfolk Island

August 30th, 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 volunteering to share their family […] Read more

Sands of Time Local & Family History Conference

August 18th, 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 interesting speakers and topics, DNA […] Read more

Vale Rod Pratt

July 4th, 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 research of over 30 years into […] Read more

Visiting Fellowships on Offer

Visiting Fellowships on Offer

The HGRC invite applications from innovative scholars in a discipline relevant to digital history or the creative arts to join us for a period as Visiting Fellow, and contribute to the aims of the Harry Gentle Resource Centre. An honorarium of $7,500 is attached to each fellowship. Applications close Friday 12 November 2021.

 

 

Latest news and events

Museums of History NSW

December 5th, 2022
The Sydney Living Museums and the NSW State Archives are becoming the Museums of History NSW (MHNSW). MHNSW formed by the coming together of the vast collection held by the NSW State Archives (SARA), one of Australia’s pre-eminent archives and records authorities, and the 12 museums and associated collections cared for by Sydney Living Museums […] Read more

QSA Talks – The Artemisia

October 6th, 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 will discuss how she has […] Read more

AFFHO Congress on Norfolk Island

August 30th, 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 volunteering to share their family […] Read more

Sands of Time Local & Family History Conference

August 18th, 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 interesting speakers and topics, DNA […] Read more

Vale Rod Pratt

July 4th, 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 research of over 30 years into […] Read more

HGRC QSA Seminar

HGRC QSA Seminar

Join Assoc Professor Lynley Wallis at the Queensland State Archives on Thursday 21 October at 12.30pm for a presentation titled ‘Understanding Queensland’s Native Mounted Police: A free online database to help communities research and understand the lives and work of an infamous police force’. You can register for this free event here.

Latest news and events

Museums of History NSW

December 5th, 2022
The Sydney Living Museums and the NSW State Archives are becoming the Museums of History NSW (MHNSW). MHNSW formed by the coming together of the vast collection held by the NSW State Archives (SARA), one of Australia’s pre-eminent archives and records authorities, and the 12 museums and associated collections cared for by Sydney Living Museums […] Read more

QSA Talks – The Artemisia

October 6th, 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 will discuss how she has […] Read more

AFFHO Congress on Norfolk Island

August 30th, 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 volunteering to share their family […] Read more

Sands of Time Local & Family History Conference

August 18th, 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 interesting speakers and topics, DNA […] Read more

Vale Rod Pratt

July 4th, 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 research of over 30 years into […] Read more

PHA Online Conference 18-19 September

PHA Online Conference 18-19 September

History Transmitted: Connect – Consider – Challenge

Registrations are still open for an online conference for professional historians, to be held Saturday 18 September – Sunday 19 September 2021. The key note speaker is Professor Melanie Nolan, Director of the National Centre of Biography at the Australian National University, and General Editor of the Australiian Dictionary of Biography (ADB). Read More.

Latest news and events

Museums of History NSW

December 5th, 2022
The Sydney Living Museums and the NSW State Archives are becoming the Museums of History NSW (MHNSW). MHNSW formed by the coming together of the vast collection held by the NSW State Archives (SARA), one of Australia’s pre-eminent archives and records authorities, and the 12 museums and associated collections cared for by Sydney Living Museums […] Read more

QSA Talks – The Artemisia

October 6th, 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 will discuss how she has […] Read more

AFFHO Congress on Norfolk Island

August 30th, 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 volunteering to share their family […] Read more

Sands of Time Local & Family History Conference

August 18th, 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 interesting speakers and topics, DNA […] Read more

Vale Rod Pratt

July 4th, 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 research of over 30 years into […] Read more

HGRC Visiting Fellow Janis Hanley

HGRC Visiting Fellow Janis Hanley

Ipswich was once the heart of Queensland’s thriving woollen manufacturing industry, from 1875 to 1983. The mills were the largest employers of women in Ipswich. The industry’s demise was a shock to Ipswich and signalled the devastating loss of industry for this manufacturing city. This project traces the origins of the mills in pre-1860s Ipswich, exploring the threads enabling this industry and the local pride the mills created. Ipswich Cotton plantations, the American civil war, the coal industry, Cribb & Foote and the railway workshops are all enfolded into this story. Janis Hanley, a Griffith PhD candidate, has been awarded a Harry Gentle fellowship to research the stories and visually capture these threads, mapping their twists and tangles. This project is a follow on from Janis’s doctorial research into Queensland’s woollen heritage.

Latest news and events

Museums of History NSW

December 5th, 2022
The Sydney Living Museums and the NSW State Archives are becoming the Museums of History NSW (MHNSW). MHNSW formed by the coming together of the vast collection held by the NSW State Archives (SARA), one of Australia’s pre-eminent archives and records authorities, and the 12 museums and associated collections cared for by Sydney Living Museums […] Read more

QSA Talks – The Artemisia

October 6th, 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 will discuss how she has […] Read more

AFFHO Congress on Norfolk Island

August 30th, 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 volunteering to share their family […] Read more

Sands of Time Local & Family History Conference

August 18th, 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 interesting speakers and topics, DNA […] Read more

Vale Rod Pratt

July 4th, 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 research of over 30 years into […] Read more