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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

Moreton Bay History Seminar

April 15th, 2022
This year’s Moreton Bay History Seminar, organised by Moreton Bay Regional Council, explores the discovery, preservation and importance of history in the Moreton Bay region. The all-day event at Morayfield on Thursday 19 May includes presentations by respected guest speakers and stalls from the region’s historical groups and societies. Speakers include Dr Ray Kerkhove, Dr […] Read more

Capt. Patrick Logan’s coatee

March 17th, 2022
The full dress coatee of Captain Patrick Logan is part of the online collection of the National Army Museum in London. Captain Logan, 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot, was Commandant of the Moreton Bay penal settlement from 1826 until his death at the hands of Aborigines while undertaking a survey of the territory. Military […] Read more

George John Arnold Mackenzie Cameron

March 4th, 2022
George John Arnold Mackenzie Cameron was an Ensign in the British army who served at the Moreton Bay penal settlement from November 1848 to July 1850. He retired from the army in 1852 while residing in Brisbane and married Maria Feeney in July 1858 at Ipswich. In March 1865 the Camerons boarded the Fiery Star […] Read more

The Military at Moreton Bay, 1824-1850

February 21st, 2022
HGRC Visiting Fellow, Rod Pratt, has spent over 30 years researching the role of the military in Queensland and has led him to author and co-author almost fifty journal articles, books and book chapters. As a Visiting Fellow with the HGRC, Rod’s research on the British Army at Moreton Bay, 1824 – 1850 has contributed […] Read more

What is Trove?

February 11th, 2022
Have you heard of Trove? Trove is a collaboration between the National Library of Australia and hundreds of Partner organisations around Australia. It is a single point entry to a treasure trove of artefacts, curiosities and stories from Australia’s cultural, community and research institutions. These include libraries, museums, galleries, the media, government and community organisations […] 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

Moreton Bay History Seminar

April 15th, 2022
This year’s Moreton Bay History Seminar, organised by Moreton Bay Regional Council, explores the discovery, preservation and importance of history in the Moreton Bay region. The all-day event at Morayfield on Thursday 19 May includes presentations by respected guest speakers and stalls from the region’s historical groups and societies. Speakers include Dr Ray Kerkhove, Dr […] Read more

Capt. Patrick Logan’s coatee

March 17th, 2022
The full dress coatee of Captain Patrick Logan is part of the online collection of the National Army Museum in London. Captain Logan, 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot, was Commandant of the Moreton Bay penal settlement from 1826 until his death at the hands of Aborigines while undertaking a survey of the territory. Military […] Read more

George John Arnold Mackenzie Cameron

March 4th, 2022
George John Arnold Mackenzie Cameron was an Ensign in the British army who served at the Moreton Bay penal settlement from November 1848 to July 1850. He retired from the army in 1852 while residing in Brisbane and married Maria Feeney in July 1858 at Ipswich. In March 1865 the Camerons boarded the Fiery Star […] Read more

The Military at Moreton Bay, 1824-1850

February 21st, 2022
HGRC Visiting Fellow, Rod Pratt, has spent over 30 years researching the role of the military in Queensland and has led him to author and co-author almost fifty journal articles, books and book chapters. As a Visiting Fellow with the HGRC, Rod’s research on the British Army at Moreton Bay, 1824 – 1850 has contributed […] Read more

What is Trove?

February 11th, 2022
Have you heard of Trove? Trove is a collaboration between the National Library of Australia and hundreds of Partner organisations around Australia. It is a single point entry to a treasure trove of artefacts, curiosities and stories from Australia’s cultural, community and research institutions. These include libraries, museums, galleries, the media, government and community organisations […] 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

Moreton Bay History Seminar

April 15th, 2022
This year’s Moreton Bay History Seminar, organised by Moreton Bay Regional Council, explores the discovery, preservation and importance of history in the Moreton Bay region. The all-day event at Morayfield on Thursday 19 May includes presentations by respected guest speakers and stalls from the region’s historical groups and societies. Speakers include Dr Ray Kerkhove, Dr […] Read more

Capt. Patrick Logan’s coatee

March 17th, 2022
The full dress coatee of Captain Patrick Logan is part of the online collection of the National Army Museum in London. Captain Logan, 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot, was Commandant of the Moreton Bay penal settlement from 1826 until his death at the hands of Aborigines while undertaking a survey of the territory. Military […] Read more

George John Arnold Mackenzie Cameron

March 4th, 2022
George John Arnold Mackenzie Cameron was an Ensign in the British army who served at the Moreton Bay penal settlement from November 1848 to July 1850. He retired from the army in 1852 while residing in Brisbane and married Maria Feeney in July 1858 at Ipswich. In March 1865 the Camerons boarded the Fiery Star […] Read more

The Military at Moreton Bay, 1824-1850

February 21st, 2022
HGRC Visiting Fellow, Rod Pratt, has spent over 30 years researching the role of the military in Queensland and has led him to author and co-author almost fifty journal articles, books and book chapters. As a Visiting Fellow with the HGRC, Rod’s research on the British Army at Moreton Bay, 1824 – 1850 has contributed […] Read more

What is Trove?

February 11th, 2022
Have you heard of Trove? Trove is a collaboration between the National Library of Australia and hundreds of Partner organisations around Australia. It is a single point entry to a treasure trove of artefacts, curiosities and stories from Australia’s cultural, community and research institutions. These include libraries, museums, galleries, the media, government and community organisations […] 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

Moreton Bay History Seminar

April 15th, 2022
This year’s Moreton Bay History Seminar, organised by Moreton Bay Regional Council, explores the discovery, preservation and importance of history in the Moreton Bay region. The all-day event at Morayfield on Thursday 19 May includes presentations by respected guest speakers and stalls from the region’s historical groups and societies. Speakers include Dr Ray Kerkhove, Dr […] Read more

Capt. Patrick Logan’s coatee

March 17th, 2022
The full dress coatee of Captain Patrick Logan is part of the online collection of the National Army Museum in London. Captain Logan, 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot, was Commandant of the Moreton Bay penal settlement from 1826 until his death at the hands of Aborigines while undertaking a survey of the territory. Military […] Read more

George John Arnold Mackenzie Cameron

March 4th, 2022
George John Arnold Mackenzie Cameron was an Ensign in the British army who served at the Moreton Bay penal settlement from November 1848 to July 1850. He retired from the army in 1852 while residing in Brisbane and married Maria Feeney in July 1858 at Ipswich. In March 1865 the Camerons boarded the Fiery Star […] Read more

The Military at Moreton Bay, 1824-1850

February 21st, 2022
HGRC Visiting Fellow, Rod Pratt, has spent over 30 years researching the role of the military in Queensland and has led him to author and co-author almost fifty journal articles, books and book chapters. As a Visiting Fellow with the HGRC, Rod’s research on the British Army at Moreton Bay, 1824 – 1850 has contributed […] Read more

What is Trove?

February 11th, 2022
Have you heard of Trove? Trove is a collaboration between the National Library of Australia and hundreds of Partner organisations around Australia. It is a single point entry to a treasure trove of artefacts, curiosities and stories from Australia’s cultural, community and research institutions. These include libraries, museums, galleries, the media, government and community organisations […] Read more

Subaltern Officers of Moreton Bay

Subaltern Officers of Moreton Bay

The Queensland State Archives in conjunction with Griffith University’s Harry Gentle Resource Centre presented a seminar on 10 June 2021, with Visiting Fellow, Rod Pratt, discussing his research on the junior officers who served at Moreton Bay, and whose roles have been mostly eclipsed by their better known commanding officers. Listen here.

Latest news and events

Moreton Bay History Seminar

April 15th, 2022
This year’s Moreton Bay History Seminar, organised by Moreton Bay Regional Council, explores the discovery, preservation and importance of history in the Moreton Bay region. The all-day event at Morayfield on Thursday 19 May includes presentations by respected guest speakers and stalls from the region’s historical groups and societies. Speakers include Dr Ray Kerkhove, Dr […] Read more

Capt. Patrick Logan’s coatee

March 17th, 2022
The full dress coatee of Captain Patrick Logan is part of the online collection of the National Army Museum in London. Captain Logan, 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot, was Commandant of the Moreton Bay penal settlement from 1826 until his death at the hands of Aborigines while undertaking a survey of the territory. Military […] Read more

George John Arnold Mackenzie Cameron

March 4th, 2022
George John Arnold Mackenzie Cameron was an Ensign in the British army who served at the Moreton Bay penal settlement from November 1848 to July 1850. He retired from the army in 1852 while residing in Brisbane and married Maria Feeney in July 1858 at Ipswich. In March 1865 the Camerons boarded the Fiery Star […] Read more

The Military at Moreton Bay, 1824-1850

February 21st, 2022
HGRC Visiting Fellow, Rod Pratt, has spent over 30 years researching the role of the military in Queensland and has led him to author and co-author almost fifty journal articles, books and book chapters. As a Visiting Fellow with the HGRC, Rod’s research on the British Army at Moreton Bay, 1824 – 1850 has contributed […] Read more

What is Trove?

February 11th, 2022
Have you heard of Trove? Trove is a collaboration between the National Library of Australia and hundreds of Partner organisations around Australia. It is a single point entry to a treasure trove of artefacts, curiosities and stories from Australia’s cultural, community and research institutions. These include libraries, museums, galleries, the media, government and community organisations […] Read more

Domestic ‘forts’ in frontier wars

Domestic ‘forts’ in frontier wars

Heather Burke, Ray Kerkhove, Lynley Wallis, Bryce Barker & Cathy Keys, ‘Nervous Nation: fear, conflict and narratives of fortified domestic architecture on the Queensland frontier,’ Aboriginal History Vol. 40 (2020), pp.22-52.

Colonists’ fear of retaliation by the Aboriginal peoples whose traditional lands they had forcibly dispossessed manifested itself in domestic defensive strategies across Queensland. This article presents an analysis of accounts drawn from a range of sources of 97 domestic structures across Queensland with claims for defensive features. Although suggesting that fortified domestic structures were more common than previously envisaged, the review indicates that defensive features were usually minimal – holes in walls and barrable doors, windows or other ports of entry – reflecting the often expedient nature of the structures themselves. Accounts of fortified domestic structures peak in the decades following Federation and through both World Wars as the newly minted Australian nation explicitly engaged in nation-building and constructing the ‘glorious pioneer’ narrative. Read more.

Latest news and events

Moreton Bay History Seminar

April 15th, 2022
This year’s Moreton Bay History Seminar, organised by Moreton Bay Regional Council, explores the discovery, preservation and importance of history in the Moreton Bay region. The all-day event at Morayfield on Thursday 19 May includes presentations by respected guest speakers and stalls from the region’s historical groups and societies. Speakers include Dr Ray Kerkhove, Dr […] Read more

Capt. Patrick Logan’s coatee

March 17th, 2022
The full dress coatee of Captain Patrick Logan is part of the online collection of the National Army Museum in London. Captain Logan, 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot, was Commandant of the Moreton Bay penal settlement from 1826 until his death at the hands of Aborigines while undertaking a survey of the territory. Military […] Read more

George John Arnold Mackenzie Cameron

March 4th, 2022
George John Arnold Mackenzie Cameron was an Ensign in the British army who served at the Moreton Bay penal settlement from November 1848 to July 1850. He retired from the army in 1852 while residing in Brisbane and married Maria Feeney in July 1858 at Ipswich. In March 1865 the Camerons boarded the Fiery Star […] Read more

The Military at Moreton Bay, 1824-1850

February 21st, 2022
HGRC Visiting Fellow, Rod Pratt, has spent over 30 years researching the role of the military in Queensland and has led him to author and co-author almost fifty journal articles, books and book chapters. As a Visiting Fellow with the HGRC, Rod’s research on the British Army at Moreton Bay, 1824 – 1850 has contributed […] Read more

What is Trove?

February 11th, 2022
Have you heard of Trove? Trove is a collaboration between the National Library of Australia and hundreds of Partner organisations around Australia. It is a single point entry to a treasure trove of artefacts, curiosities and stories from Australia’s cultural, community and research institutions. These include libraries, museums, galleries, the media, government and community organisations […] Read more

HGRC QSA seminar 10 June 2021

HGRC QSA seminar 10 June 2021

“In support of the Commandants: subaltern officers of the Moreton Bay settlement, 1824-1850”.

Hear Griffith University Visiting Fellow, Rod Pratt, discuss his research on the junior officers who served at Moreton Bay and whose roles have been mostly eclipsed by their better known commanding officers. The seminar will run from 12.30 to 1.30 pm on Thursday, 10 June 2021. To book your free ticket please follow this link.

Latest news and events

Moreton Bay History Seminar

April 15th, 2022
This year’s Moreton Bay History Seminar, organised by Moreton Bay Regional Council, explores the discovery, preservation and importance of history in the Moreton Bay region. The all-day event at Morayfield on Thursday 19 May includes presentations by respected guest speakers and stalls from the region’s historical groups and societies. Speakers include Dr Ray Kerkhove, Dr […] Read more

Capt. Patrick Logan’s coatee

March 17th, 2022
The full dress coatee of Captain Patrick Logan is part of the online collection of the National Army Museum in London. Captain Logan, 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot, was Commandant of the Moreton Bay penal settlement from 1826 until his death at the hands of Aborigines while undertaking a survey of the territory. Military […] Read more

George John Arnold Mackenzie Cameron

March 4th, 2022
George John Arnold Mackenzie Cameron was an Ensign in the British army who served at the Moreton Bay penal settlement from November 1848 to July 1850. He retired from the army in 1852 while residing in Brisbane and married Maria Feeney in July 1858 at Ipswich. In March 1865 the Camerons boarded the Fiery Star […] Read more

The Military at Moreton Bay, 1824-1850

February 21st, 2022
HGRC Visiting Fellow, Rod Pratt, has spent over 30 years researching the role of the military in Queensland and has led him to author and co-author almost fifty journal articles, books and book chapters. As a Visiting Fellow with the HGRC, Rod’s research on the British Army at Moreton Bay, 1824 – 1850 has contributed […] Read more

What is Trove?

February 11th, 2022
Have you heard of Trove? Trove is a collaboration between the National Library of Australia and hundreds of Partner organisations around Australia. It is a single point entry to a treasure trove of artefacts, curiosities and stories from Australia’s cultural, community and research institutions. These include libraries, museums, galleries, the media, government and community organisations […] Read more

Collective Memory and Memorial in an Urban Space: Queens Park and Cunningham’s Knoll, Ipswich

Collective Memory and Memorial in an Urban Space: Queens Park and Cunningham’s Knoll, Ipswich

This project conducts historical fieldwork by visiting and walking through localities and heritage sites relevant to convict Moreton Bay and the commandant Patrick Logan. In July 2020 I made the first of these field visits and drove to Queen’s Park and Cunningham’s Knoll in Ipswich. My findings, in the case of the Queen’s Park and Cunningham’s Knoll precinct, were that the Ipswich Council showed little interest in acknowledging or commemorating the convict heritage of the city. Instead in its place, the safer progressive myth of the Australian explorer and the achievements of the local Labour party were honoured at an official level in a public space. Access the project here.

Latest news and events

Moreton Bay History Seminar

April 15th, 2022
This year’s Moreton Bay History Seminar, organised by Moreton Bay Regional Council, explores the discovery, preservation and importance of history in the Moreton Bay region. The all-day event at Morayfield on Thursday 19 May includes presentations by respected guest speakers and stalls from the region’s historical groups and societies. Speakers include Dr Ray Kerkhove, Dr […] Read more

Capt. Patrick Logan’s coatee

March 17th, 2022
The full dress coatee of Captain Patrick Logan is part of the online collection of the National Army Museum in London. Captain Logan, 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot, was Commandant of the Moreton Bay penal settlement from 1826 until his death at the hands of Aborigines while undertaking a survey of the territory. Military […] Read more

George John Arnold Mackenzie Cameron

March 4th, 2022
George John Arnold Mackenzie Cameron was an Ensign in the British army who served at the Moreton Bay penal settlement from November 1848 to July 1850. He retired from the army in 1852 while residing in Brisbane and married Maria Feeney in July 1858 at Ipswich. In March 1865 the Camerons boarded the Fiery Star […] Read more

The Military at Moreton Bay, 1824-1850

February 21st, 2022
HGRC Visiting Fellow, Rod Pratt, has spent over 30 years researching the role of the military in Queensland and has led him to author and co-author almost fifty journal articles, books and book chapters. As a Visiting Fellow with the HGRC, Rod’s research on the British Army at Moreton Bay, 1824 – 1850 has contributed […] Read more

What is Trove?

February 11th, 2022
Have you heard of Trove? Trove is a collaboration between the National Library of Australia and hundreds of Partner organisations around Australia. It is a single point entry to a treasure trove of artefacts, curiosities and stories from Australia’s cultural, community and research institutions. These include libraries, museums, galleries, the media, government and community organisations […] Read more

The Queensland Native Mounted Police Research Database

The Queensland Native Mounted Police Research Database

The Queensland Native Mounted Police operated between 1849 and 1904. It was organised along paramilitary lines, consisting of detachments of Aboriginal troopers led by white officers. It operated across the whole of Queensland and was explicitly constituted to protect the lives, livelihoods and property of settlers and to prevent (and punish) any Aboriginal aggression or resistance. This was often accomplished through extreme violence in many forms. A four year long project to explore the archaeology of the Native Mounted Police resulted in this database. It is the only publicly available historical and archaeological dataset of their lives and activities. The excavations conducted for this project were the first archaeological investigations of any Native Police force operating anywhere in Australia. This joint project was conducted by researchers from Flinders University, the University of Southern Queensland, the University of Notre Dame Australia, the University of New England and James Cook University. (Burke, H. and L.A. Wallis 2019 Frontier Conflict and the Native Mounted Police in Queensland Database. doi: 10.25957/5d9fb541294d5). Access the database here.

Latest news and events

Moreton Bay History Seminar

April 15th, 2022
This year’s Moreton Bay History Seminar, organised by Moreton Bay Regional Council, explores the discovery, preservation and importance of history in the Moreton Bay region. The all-day event at Morayfield on Thursday 19 May includes presentations by respected guest speakers and stalls from the region’s historical groups and societies. Speakers include Dr Ray Kerkhove, Dr […] Read more

Capt. Patrick Logan’s coatee

March 17th, 2022
The full dress coatee of Captain Patrick Logan is part of the online collection of the National Army Museum in London. Captain Logan, 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot, was Commandant of the Moreton Bay penal settlement from 1826 until his death at the hands of Aborigines while undertaking a survey of the territory. Military […] Read more

George John Arnold Mackenzie Cameron

March 4th, 2022
George John Arnold Mackenzie Cameron was an Ensign in the British army who served at the Moreton Bay penal settlement from November 1848 to July 1850. He retired from the army in 1852 while residing in Brisbane and married Maria Feeney in July 1858 at Ipswich. In March 1865 the Camerons boarded the Fiery Star […] Read more

The Military at Moreton Bay, 1824-1850

February 21st, 2022
HGRC Visiting Fellow, Rod Pratt, has spent over 30 years researching the role of the military in Queensland and has led him to author and co-author almost fifty journal articles, books and book chapters. As a Visiting Fellow with the HGRC, Rod’s research on the British Army at Moreton Bay, 1824 – 1850 has contributed […] Read more

What is Trove?

February 11th, 2022
Have you heard of Trove? Trove is a collaboration between the National Library of Australia and hundreds of Partner organisations around Australia. It is a single point entry to a treasure trove of artefacts, curiosities and stories from Australia’s cultural, community and research institutions. These include libraries, museums, galleries, the media, government and community organisations […] Read more

Museum of Lands, Mapping and Surveying

Museum of Lands, Mapping and Surveying

A visit to the Museum of Lands, Mapping and Surveying is well worthwhile. Located at 317 Edward Street, Brisbane the museum collects and exhibits material relating to the surveying of Queensland and the maps created. The museum is open Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 4 pm and is closed on public holidays. Admission is free.

Latest news and events

Moreton Bay History Seminar

April 15th, 2022
This year’s Moreton Bay History Seminar, organised by Moreton Bay Regional Council, explores the discovery, preservation and importance of history in the Moreton Bay region. The all-day event at Morayfield on Thursday 19 May includes presentations by respected guest speakers and stalls from the region’s historical groups and societies. Speakers include Dr Ray Kerkhove, Dr […] Read more

Capt. Patrick Logan’s coatee

March 17th, 2022
The full dress coatee of Captain Patrick Logan is part of the online collection of the National Army Museum in London. Captain Logan, 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot, was Commandant of the Moreton Bay penal settlement from 1826 until his death at the hands of Aborigines while undertaking a survey of the territory. Military […] Read more

George John Arnold Mackenzie Cameron

March 4th, 2022
George John Arnold Mackenzie Cameron was an Ensign in the British army who served at the Moreton Bay penal settlement from November 1848 to July 1850. He retired from the army in 1852 while residing in Brisbane and married Maria Feeney in July 1858 at Ipswich. In March 1865 the Camerons boarded the Fiery Star […] Read more

The Military at Moreton Bay, 1824-1850

February 21st, 2022
HGRC Visiting Fellow, Rod Pratt, has spent over 30 years researching the role of the military in Queensland and has led him to author and co-author almost fifty journal articles, books and book chapters. As a Visiting Fellow with the HGRC, Rod’s research on the British Army at Moreton Bay, 1824 – 1850 has contributed […] Read more

What is Trove?

February 11th, 2022
Have you heard of Trove? Trove is a collaboration between the National Library of Australia and hundreds of Partner organisations around Australia. It is a single point entry to a treasure trove of artefacts, curiosities and stories from Australia’s cultural, community and research institutions. These include libraries, museums, galleries, the media, government and community organisations […] Read more