News and Events

Zion Hill Mission

April 19, 2018

We have acquired the excerpts from the Gossner Mission journal pertaining to the Zion Hill mission in Moreton Bay (now Nundah), 1838-1844, with kind permission from the translator, former John Oxley librarian Colin Sheehan, and Frank Uhr for whom he translated them into English. They provide interesting glimpses into… Read More

QSA and HGRC Seminar Series 2018

April 13, 2018

On 20 April the Queensland State Archives in conjunction with the Harry Gentle Resource Centre will present the first in our seminar series for 2018. Visiting Fellow Dr Margaret Shield explores the significant impact the Crown Lands Commissions had on land policies and practices, administration of justice, the treatment of… Read More

Honours Scholarship

February 22, 2018

The Harry Gentle Resource Centre is calling for applications for a $5,000 Honours Scholarship. Applications close 31 January 2019. Read more here. Read More

HGRC welcomes Constance Schoelch

February 22, 2018

Constance Schoelch has volunteered to undertake research for the Harry Gentle Resource Centre and is currently writing biographies on some of the early colonial policemen of Brisbane. Constance is eager to increase her knowledge about Australian history and her work with the Centre will help meet that goal. Constance completed a… Read More

Call for Applications

January 25, 2018

The HGRC again calls for applications for a Visiting Fellowship with a closing date of 31 March 2018. We are looking particularly for proposals involving the timbergetters, escaped convicts, the convict sites at Stradbroke Island and Redcliffe, station diaries, and topics dealing with the poly-ethnic society emerging around the various industries in Queensland… Read More

Indigenous Australian Dictionary of Biography

January 11, 2018

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholars from each state and territory are taking part in a collaborative project, preparing an Indigenous Australian Dictionary of Biography with nearly 200 new biographies. New entries will emphasise the contribution to community and family life, representing a move away from only including subjects… Read More

Listen to the creation story of Table Top Mountain or Mee-wah, Toowoomba

December 28, 2017

Aboriginal elder Darby McCarthy and Dr Mark Copland, an alumnus of Griffith university, discuss the creation story of Mee-wah or Table Top Mountain near Toowoomba with Belinda Sanders (ABC Southern Queensland). The legend of its flat top is the centre of a tourism project by the Toowoomba Regional Council’s… Read More

Appointment of Visiting Fellow

December 19, 2017

On 9 October 2017 Dr Margaret Shield was appointed as a Visiting Fellow with the HGRC. Margaret’s research centres on the duties and influence of the Crown Lands Commissioners in Pre-Separation Queensland. Read the biography of John Bidwill, Crown Lands Commissioner for the Wide Bay region, after whom the… Read More

Humanities Undergraduate Research Intern Program

November 23, 2017

The HGRC extends a warm welcome to Amanda Spinks who is working as a Research Assistant for the Centre under the Griffith Humanities Undergraduate Research Intern Program. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in History, Amanda plans to commence the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) program at Griffith in trimester… Read More

The Digital Panopticon

November 7, 2017

The Digital Panopticon has been added to our resources page.  Tracing London convicts in Britain & Australia, 1780-1925, the website allows you to search  millions of records from around fifty datasets, relating to the lives of 90,000 convicts from the Old Bailey. Use the site to search individual convict life archives,… Read More

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