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About The Harry Gentle Resource Centre
The Research Team
Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research
Peopling Early Queensland
The Archive of Brisbane’s Zion Hill Missionaries, 1838-1848.
Rare Books and Documents
Digitised versions of out-of-print books and documents from private collections.
History of surveying
Early Queensland surveyors and how they played a role in shaping the state.
Silvester Diggles’ sketch book
A flip book recreating the original sketchbook of Silvester Diggles.
The Casual Explorer
Mapping unknown and lesser-known expeditions of the 1830s – 1850s in South-Eastern Queensland and the Sunshine Coast.
Policing a Colonial Metropolis
Recreating service and life histories of the nascent colonial town policemen.
Queensland Timeline To 1859
A story of the occupation of land, lives and experiences of the people who inhabited the area that became Queensland in 1859.
Crown Lands Commissioners
The roles and responsibilities of the Commissioners appointed to administer pastoral districts surrounding the Moreton Bay Settlement.
Life in Irons
Stories of Brisbane’s Aboriginal people and convicts
Picturing the North
Highlights of early art in Queensland
Domville Taylor Sketches
A flip book featuring sketches by Thomas John Domville Taylor.
Native Police Mapping and Tracking
Mapping and tracking the Native Police in Moreton Bay and nearby districts (Southeast Queensland)
Mapping Frontier Conflict
This project presents frontier conflict in South-Eastern Queensland between the 1820s and 1850s.
Collective Memory and Memorial
This project conducts historical fieldwork by visiting and walking through localities and heritage sites relevant to convict Moreton Bay and the commandant Patrick Logan.
Offenders, Paupers and Pioneers
Convict Women and Their Families in Pre-Separation Queensland
In Support of the Commandants
This project explores those subalterns whose roles at the Moreton Bay penal settlement have been mostly eclipsed by their better known commanding officers.
Digital dialogues on diet
Harvesting the archive for alternative patterns in Queensland food culture
News and Events
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