News and Events

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

The HGRC welcomes intern Deklan Kelly

October 31, 2017

During Trimester 3, Deklan Kelly, a Griffith University Community Internship student, will be undertaking research for the Harry Gentle Resource Centre, under the supervision of Dr Margaret Shield. He will spend one day a week for 12 weeks transcribing and analysing archival documents related to the operation of the Border… Read More

Register of convicts at Moreton Bay 1824 – 1839

September 29, 2017

This updated register was compiled using a variety of primary and secondary sources by Marilyn England in 2014. It is published under Rare Books and documents. Marilyn has kindly given us permission to publish the register on the Harry Gentle Resource Centre website. Read More

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

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