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.

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Newly Digitised Indigenous Resources

November 7th, 2021
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. Read more

RHSQ Lecture Series

November 5th, 2021
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. […] Read more

Visiting Fellowships on Offer

October 25th, 2021
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.     Read more

HGRC QSA Seminar

October 6th, 2021
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. Read more

PHA Online Conference 18-19 September

September 15th, 2021
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 […] Read more