News and Events

Captain Patrick Logan’s Diary

September 4, 2017

A transcription of Captain Patrick Logan’s Diary is now published under Rare Books and Documents. Logan’s diary contains regular entries related to the daily running of the settlement as well as details of his exploration of the region. Included is a letter written by Lt George Edwards of the… Read More

Brisbane Times Article on HGRC

August 10, 2017

An article was published in the Brisbane Times on 16 July 2017 covering Dr Anastasia Dukova’s public lecture on colonial policing in Queensland.  The Harry Gentle Resource Centre joined with the Queensland State Archives to present a Seminar Series featuring the projects of our three Visiting Fellows. Read More

Mapping the massacres of Australia’s colonial frontier

August 7, 2017

University of Newcastle  historian, Professor Lyndall Ryan and her team of researchers, have created an online tool that records massacre site locations, details of the individual massacres and for the first time in the world, the sources corroborating evidence of the massacres. The map is publicly available here. Read More

A Dynamic Map of Native Police Movements

August 7, 2017

Dr Jonathan Richards, Griffith University Visiting Fellow, discusses his digital mapping project, based on pre-separation records of the Native Police held at Queensland State Archives. Using historical maps and documents – and GPS software – Dr Richards located the places identified in QSA records to build a picture of… Read More

Early NSW Legislative Council papers online

August 4, 2017

Papers from the First Legislative Council of NSW can now be viewed online via the NSW parliamentary site. According to the site it includes ‘tabled papers, SMH newspaper reports of debates, and documents relating to the administration of the First Council (classified as “non-tabled papers”)’. Read More

HGRC Hosts Community Intern

August 3, 2017

The Harry Gentle Resource Centre is hosting Emma Post, a Griffith University Community Internship student, one day a week for 3 months. Emma, working under the supervision of Dr Ray Kerkhove, will be identifying the 20 ‘most significant’ and most view-worthy sites of confrontation, injustice or conflict in the history… Read More

The Harry Gentle Resource Centre awards PhD Scholarship

August 3, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Lisa Jones was recently awarded a full PhD Scholarship funded by the Harry Gentle Resource Centre. Lisa’s research focuses on a comparative study of Moreton Bay policing with that of Van Diemen’s Land policing across the period 1842 – 1859. Read More

Inaugural HGRC Honours Scholarship

August 3, 2017

The inaugural Harry Gentle Honours Scholarship for 2017 has been awarded to Dean Kerrison, a recent Griffith BA graduate and university medalist, to write a creative non-fiction account of the encounter between an Indigenous diplomat and a German missionary in the Moreton Bay region from the 1840s to the 1860s. Read More

Redcliffe Remembers

July 31, 2017

On Sunday 10 September 2017 Redcliffe Remembers will transform the Redcliffe foreshore Precinct into historical hot-spots, celebrating and honouring the Peninsula’s iconic people and places, both past and present. Read More

Reconstructing Resistance: Mapping Frontier Affrays

July 28, 2017

The second Harry Gentle Resource Centre seminar was held at the Queensland State Archives on 16 June 2017. Dr Ray Kerkove spoke about his project of mapping the tide of Aboriginal resistance on the frontier. The video of Ray’s presentation can be assessed here. Read More

Harry Gentle Honours Scholarship

July 28, 2017

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… Read More

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