News: Vale Lyndall Ryan AM FAHA

May 7, 2024

The Harry Gentle Resource Centre acknowledges, with deep sadness, the death of Emeritus Professor Lyndall Ryan AM FAHA on 30 April 2024. Lyndall was one of Australia’s most influential historians whose work cast new light on the historical experiences of Aboriginal people in colonial and post-colonial times. Her first book,… Read More

News: ‘Speculating about genocide: The Queensland frontier 1859–1897’ by Mark Finnane and Jonathan Richards

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

News: HGRC welcomes Visiting Fellows, Jane Smith and Dr Nicole Davis

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

Past event: Memories of Stephens conference – 21 October 2023

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

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