RHSQ Lecture Series
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.
Jan’s lecture, to be held at the Commissariat Store Museum on 10 November 2021, will explore the stories of ex-convict women and their families who sought to make a fresh start as ‘free settlers’ in the colony of Queensland. Purchase tickets here.
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Funding for Trove to Continue
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Following a groundswell of support from cultural institutions, historians, researchers and the general public lobbying the federal government to continue its funding of Trove, the government has pledged $33 million to save this valuable institution. Read more here. Read more
Dr Ray Kerkhove launches new publication
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Dr Ray Kerkhove, a HGRC past Visiting Fellow, has a new publication titled How They Fought: Indigenous Tactics and Weaponry of Australia’s Frontier Wars. As he states ‘The history of Australia’s Frontier Wars is becoming a hot topic for debate and research. It is now part of our national educational syllabus. However, there are very few […] Read more
Female ex-convicts in Queensland’s benevolent asylums
February 18th, 2023
Jan Richardson’s research on female ex-convicts admitted to Queensland’s benevolent asylums at Dunwich and Rockhampton has been published in the Journal of Australian Colonial History and is now available for download from the UNE Convict History Research Collective website. Jan’s article — ‘Out of sight, out of mind: Ex-convict female paupers incarcerated in Queensland’s benevolent […] Read more
Dr Henry Reece – HGRC Visiting Fellow
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The HGRC welcomes Dr Henry Reese. Henry’s project is titled ‘The trial of Joseph Vos: A blackbirding scandal in 1890s Queensland’. Henry proposes to research and produce a scholarly article and short podcast series based on the life and 1895 trial of Joseph Vos. In the mid-1890s, Captain Vos claimed to have used recorded sound […] Read more
Please sign petition to save Trove
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Trove, Australia’s expansive digital repository of published work, may shut down after Federal Government funding runs out in July 2023. Historical researchers from Australia and internationally access Trove daily via its online access to digitised sources. The digitalisation and searchability of historical newspapers, books, images, maps, music, and more, held by over 900 cultural institutions across Australia have […] Read more