Guest Speakers

Guest speakers normally follow the formal part of monthly meetings. Topics vary widely.

18 Aug 2014   AGM followed by Helen Smith – “Researching a Health History”
15 Sep 2014   Marg Doherty – “Nursing – a reputable profession”
20 Oct 2014   Peter Dunn – “Women at War”
17 Nov 2014   Christmas Breakup. No guest speaker
15 Dec 2014   No meeting
19 Jan 2015   TBA

 

Some of the subjects we have covered in the past include:

  • The law and copyright
  • Records of persons arrested by police & victims of violent crime in Queensland pre 1900
  • Fossicking in the State Archives
  • The joys & frustrations of overseas research
  • The little used resources at the State Library
  • Latest developments in oral history collection
  • Community and personal histories – records held
  • Scandinavian records, especially Danish
  • Police records, wages books
  • Newspapers, Australian & overseas, local histories at Griffith University
  • Genetics and the family historian
  • Maritime Museums and their records
  • Colonial Secretary’s papers in 1. London; 2. Queensland, 3. NSW -
  • Inquests & No Inquests at the Qld State Archives
  • Records of Interest to Researchers at the Education History Unit
  • Red Cross Archives
  • Archerfield and Early Aviation in Queensland
  • The Flying Doctor Service and their Records.