Harry Gentle Honours Scholarship
The Harry Gentle Resource Centre invites eligible Griffith University students to apply for the Harry Gentle Honours Scholarship. Applications close 4 February 2018.
The Centre is developing a portal of research dedicated to the study of Australian history to the 1850s, with an initial focus on the territory that became Queensland. We are exploring innovative approaches in digital humanities to documenting, representing and interpreting that history.
This historical period represents an era of intercultural encounters. Our aim is to offer a portal of interactive resources, research publications, commentaries and research aids to facilitate access to published and unpublished information for the period up to 1859. We seek to document particularly the lives and experiences of those persons, groups and organisations that have not been the subject of historical investigation. We acknowledge the diverse people, groups and claims on country that made up the early colonial period, including convicts and free-born, Indigenous diplomats, resisters, interpreters and guides, shipwrecks and settlers, religious and military – the whole range of contributors to a new era.
Latest news and events
QSA Talks: ‘Woollen threads’
June 7th, 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 premises at Runcorn or via […] Read more
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