SERIES 1: HISTORICAL PAPERS
No 28, 2019 Brisbane: Commerce, construction and controversy edited by Barry Shaw. In this volume, aspects of Brisbane’s built environment, its recreational facilities and the construction of its road and rail network are examined. Topics include: the changes over time to the area now known as the Roma Street precinct; the ambitious but ill-fated Bligh plan to reinvigorate a neglected part of the CBD; the beginning and implications of Brisbane’s first drive-in shopping centre; the changing role of the city’s earliest bathing pools, the slow progress made in redressing poor working conditions in 19th century drapery stores; the challenges and successes of a home building firm during the post-World War II era; the brief but controversial saga of Brisbane’s first Main Roads engineer, the problems experienced in attempts to improve road construction in the city; the growth of the railway system; the less than perfect celebrations of Queensland Railways jubilee
No 27, 2018 Training, Teaching and Turmoil – Tertiary Education 1825-2018 (294 pages) edited by Bill Metcalf and Barry Shaw. This volume looks at higher education before the advent of formal colleges and classes, and how it evolved into the multi-billion dollar university sector of today. The book also considers the problems and issues confronting education and its likely future in Brisbane. Fourteen authors contributed to this book, many presenting papers at the two seminars held in 2017 and 2018 which addressed this theme.
Medical education in pre-university Queensland (John Pearn); Those who started, those who stayed: those who departed, those who strayed: Art training in Brisbane to 1991 (Glenn R Cooke); Let God arise: The training of clergy in Queensland (Jonathan Holland); From Caesar to pharmacology: Pharmacy education in Queensland from colonisation to 1960 (Denis L Hope and Peter H Mayne); An infinitely better man and more useful citizen: The pursuit of the humanities prior to universities (Anna Tenby); At any price I will do my duty: The apprenticeship model of legal training (Helen Gregory and Paul Sayer); Making our garden grow: Training pathways for Queensland’s musicians (Peter Roennfeldt); Carry on nurse: A tradition of care (Joy Wilson and Bill Metcalf); The evolution of Brisbane Universities: To serve the people and not be a handmaid of the status quo (Bill Metcalf); The idea of a Catholic university in Queensland (Jim Nyland); The abstract beauties of female education: A history of university women in Brisbane (Cassandra Byrnes); Up the right channels: Queensland universities as places of political and social foment (Jon Piccini); Brisbane’s brave new world for tertiary education (Bill Metcalf)
No 26, 2017 Brisbane at War 1899-1918 (242 pages) edited by Barry Shaw. This volume has its origins in three BHG seminars ‘For Queen and Empire: Queensland and the South African War 1899-1902’ held in May 2012 and two separate seminars both titled ‘Brisbane and World War 1’ in September 2014 and October 2015.
Military medicine: Queensland and the Anglo-Boer War (John Pearn); The reaction of the Netherlands to the Second South African War (Colin Sheehan); The boys of Brisbane Grammar School: Soldiers of the Queen and King to the Boer War and to the Great War (Dianne Melloy); Ripples from a distant war: The Port of Brisbane in the Great War (David Jones); Brisbane’s underage volunteers, World War 1 (Donald Smith); Brisbane paediatricians and World War 1 (John Pearn); A war against time: The Women’s Peace Army, 1915-1919 (Marianne Taylor); Canon David Garland: The theological maverick who designed Anzac Day (John Moses); In the light of loss: The forgotten Anzac of St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane (Susan EM Kellett); A monument of unselfish effort: Brisbane’s experience of theatre during World War 1 (Delyse Ryan); Performing patriotism: A reflection on the way Brisbane’s theatre companies responded to World War 1 (Delyse Ryan)
No 25, 2016 Brisbane Diseased – Contagions, Cures and Controversy (349 pages) edited by Alana Piper. This volume of fourteen papers explores the fascinating history of disease in Brisbane and its surrounds. A number of the papers were presented at the July 2015 BHG seminar of the same name, held at the Marks-Hirschfeld Museum of Medical History.
Diseases come and go: Combating disease in the Moreton Bay Settlement and early Brisbane (John Pearn); Protecting Brisbane: Health officers and maritime quarantine in pre-separation Queensland (Jennifer Harrison); Sex, women and the venereal, Brisbane 1859-1911 (Gerald Hugo Ree); Lead poisoning in Queensland (Michael John Thearle); The black death in Queensland: Researching and writing a historical novel for children The ratcatcher’s daughter (Pamela Rushby); Dr Thomas Pennington Lucas and plague denial: ‘More terrible than war’ (Bill Metcalf); Medical treatment of alcoholism in turn-of-the-century Brisbane (Alana Piper); When ‘Spanish’ flu came to Brisbane (Helen V Smith); Last of the great childhood plagues: Queensland’s polio experience (Paul Sayer); Art, healing and local native medicinal plants of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) (Renata Buziak); Prosecuting medical quackery: Foreign practitioners, pseudo medicine and cancer cures (Alana Piper); Guardian of women’s health: Corsetieres and the medicalisation of corsetry (Rosemary Knight);Sister Elizabeth Kenny – a prophet unrecognised ? (Paul Sayer); Well where will I put the b**** thing ? The battle to upgrade the Brisbane city morgue (Lee Butterworth)
No 24, 2015, Brisbane and World War II (280 pages) edited by Barry Shaw.
Brisbane River in World War II (David Jones); Advanced land headquarters at St Lucia during World War II (Marilyn England); Moreton Bay anti-submarine harbour defences in World War II (Richard Walding); Torpedo Hill – The US Navy at Mt Coot-tha (Jack Ford & Brian Rough); The role of Fort Lytton during World War II (Brian Rough); Women at war in Brisbane during World War II (Peter Dunn); Brisbane’s submarine war (David Jones); Hitler’s first military defeat on land: A reassessment of the 2/15th Battalion’s role (John Mackenzie-Smith); ‘A Cameron never yields’: The 61st Battalion Queensland Cameron Highlanders (Janet Hogan); Colonel Kenneth Fraser and the 2/2nd Australian General Hospital, Kantara (Jean Stewart); 2/9th Battalion AIF memorial: The background story (Paul Sayer); Saving Eagle Farm’s Hangar 7 (Bob Livingstone); Bring home the images (Roger Marks)
No 23, 2014, Brisbane – Schemes and Dreams, Nineteenth Century Arrivals (202 pages) edited by Jennifer Harrison and Barry Shaw.
Mr Commissioner Bigge and Moreton Bay (Colin Sheehan); Settling in at Moreton Bay, 1824-25 (Paul Sayer); Missionaries of German Station (Margaret Outridge); The forty-niners (Jennifer Harrison); The voyage of the Fortitude (Elaine Brown); John Clements Wickham: A man of many parts (Mervyn Royle); Captain Claudius Whish of Caboolture and Cleveland (Alfred Cocksedge); ‘Thank God for the rector’s daughter’: Emigrant silk- ribbon weavers from Bedworth (Mervyn Royle): Bounty hunters and mechanics (Robyn Roylance); Selecting emigrants for Queensland: A case study of Scots migrants 1885-88 (Elspeth Johnson); The long story of Short Street wharf ((Noel Field & Annabelle Stewart-Zerba)
No 22, 2010, Brisbane – Houses, Gardens, Suburbs and Congregations (324 pages) edited by Rod Fisher.
Recreating the house … in Annerley (Rod Fisher; The Imrie house at Spring Hill (Val Donovan); Interiors between the wars (Nicola Stairmand); A new way of living (Maureen Lillie); Discovering the garden … in Brisbane (Jean Sim); Dissecting Victoria Park (John Laverty); Assessing the Acclimatisation Gardens (Peter Osborne); Superintending the parks by Harry Moore (Jean Sim); Reflecting the suburb … of New Farm (Gloria Grant & Gerard Benjamin); New Farm from quality street to mixed assortment (Helen Bennett); The Happy Valley of Stafford (John Mackenzie-Smith); Wilston to Grange in retrospect (Barry Shaw); Researching institutions … of Anglicanism (John Mackenzie-Smith); Baptists in colonial Queensland (Les Ball); The Jewish community in Queensland (Morris Ochert); The Catholic cathedral that never was (Jennifer Harrison)
No 21, 2010, Brisbane – People and places of Ashgrove (349 pages) edited by Barry Shaw.
You can’t step in the same river twice (Nurdon Serico); The making of Ashgrove (Manfred Cross); The Woodlands precinct (Janet Hogan); Glimpses of pre-separation Ashgrove: Landscape, land use, access (Dick Paten); Alexander Stewart and the evolution of West Ashgrove (Helen Bennett); Alexander Stewart of Glenlyon: Foundation for empire (Dick & Del Paten); Alexander Jolly (John R Laverty); Town planning and the Glenlyon Gardens Estate (John R Laverty); Hogan’s half acre: Woodlands, Ashgrove (Janet Hogan); Ashgrove State School: A tale of two sites (Paul Sayer); This other Eden: George Rogers Harding of St Johns Wood (Paul Sayer); Robert Little: More than a local solicitor (Paul Sayer); Daniel Rowntree Somerset: ‘A scrupulously upright and conscientious gentleman’ (Paul Sayer); John Laskey Woolcock: Lawyer and scholar (Paul Sayer); A childhood in wartime Ashgrove (John Mackenzie-Smith)
No 20, 2008, Brisbane – Water, Power and Industry (174 pages) edited by Carolyn Fitzgerald.
The arrival of a profession: How the engineer reached Brisbane (Ray Whitmore); Cleansing waters: The battle for the Enoggera catchment pine trees (Bill Oliver); The politics of Brisbane’s early water-supply schemes (John Laverty); Floods, water quality and river crossings, Mount Crosby 1890-1931 (Bill Oliver); The 1893 floods and Mount Crosby waterworks (Ray Whitmore); The Brisbane coal wharf (Ray Whitmore); A short history of the Darra cement plant (Judith Anderson); West End’s horse drawn buses (Beryl Roberts); Trams, tramways and termini (Garry Ford); The power behind the trams (John Laverty); And then there was light … in Brisbane (Jim Simmers); Lightning: And there was darkness in Brisbane (Doug Mercer); Battle lines: The struggle for public electricity supply in Ipswich, 1917 to 1967 (Doug Mercer); Electricity sales and promotions: Brisbane 1920s to 1950s (Jan King); The South Brisbane Gas & Light Co Ltd: An abridged history (Brian King); From boots to ballet shoes: The story of the Thomas Dixon Centre (Judith A Anderson); Rise and decline of the toy industry in Brisbane (Marjory Fainges)
No 19, 2002, Brisbane – Moreton Bay Matters (148 pages) edited by Murray Johnson.
Dunwich: Convicts, Passionists and shattered hopes (John Mackenzie-Smith); Whose guilt? What reward?: The loss of the ‘Sovereign’ 1847 (Murray Johnson); ‘Sweet surrender’: Sugar production at St Helena penal establishment 1867-89 (Yvonne Reynolds); ‘A modified form of whaling’: The Moreton Bay dugong fishery 1846-1920 (Murray Johnson); ‘Nothing beyond myself and Mr. Watkins’: James Hamilton and the Dunwich Benevolent Asylum 1865-85 (Joseph Goodall); ‘Keep them away from Brisbane’: Bribie Island Aboriginal reserves 1877-79 and 1891-92 (Shirleene Robinson); ‘Leading lights’: The first Moreton Island lighthouse communities (Rosemary Ahearn); Patrick Roche and HM prison farm on St Helena 1926-31 (Yvonne Reynolds); ‘The leper shall dwell alone’: A history of Peel Island lazaret (Thom Blake); The whalers of Tangalooma 1952-62 (David Jones); Layers on the landscape: Dunwich Benevolent Asylum (Nonie Malone); The history of Moreton Bay: A saga of lost dreams (Rod Fisher)
No 18, 2001, Brisbane – Our Federation 1901, Patriotism, Passion and Protest (109 pages) edited by Barry Shaw.
Brisbane: The key to federation? (Katherine McConnel); Federation: The view from the Chief Secretary’s Department (Joanne Scott); Queensland local government in the federation decade (John Laverty); ‘Intelligent Progress’ or ‘Injurious Curse’? Manufacturing and the business of federation (David Cameron); Brisbane engineers at federation: The men and their institutions (Bill Oliver); Two Queensland federation poets and the Red Page Razor (John Mackenzie-Smith); Brisbane at Federation 1899-1902 (Raymond Evans)
No 17, 2001, Brisbane – Relaxation, Recreation and Rock ‘n’ Roll, Popular Culture 1890 to 1990 (156 pages) edited by Barry Shaw.
The Brisbane River: A source of recreation 1890-1900 (Patricia Jones); Cricket and cycling in the 1890s (Ian Jobling); Train excursions for the masses in the 1890s (John Kerr); Southport in the 1890s: Decline and temporary fall from favour (Robert Longhurst); Sandgate in the 1890s: Attractions and minor irritations (Barry Shaw); Painters and patrons: Art in Brisbane 1890-1906 (Pam Barnett); Books and reading in the 1890s (Shirley McCorkindale); Proliferating habits: Leisure and clothing in the 1890s (Margaret Maynard); Brisbane by night: Al fresco 1900-1914 (Sue Ward); Brisbane on the visitors’ circuit 1870s-1940s (Tim Moroney); Popular culture: Radio to television in the 1950s (Jennifer Harrison); ‘Crazy News’: Rock ‘n’ roll in Brisbane and Bill Haley’s ‘Big Show’, 1956-57 (Raymond Evans); More than a passing trade: The social role of pubs (Maureen Lillie); Brisbane’s Irish brewers and cordial manufacturers (David Larkin); Legislation and hotels (Judy Rechner)
No 16, 2000, Brisbane – Squatters, Settlers and Surveyors (158 pages) edited by Rod Fisher and Jennifer Harrison [Available in PDF]
Too good a site for a gaol (Colin Sheehan); The Brisbane scene in 1842 (Rod Fisher); Athenians v Thebans: Brisbane by Ipswich journalists (Robyn Buchanan); The fifty-mile limit (Colin Sheehan); Down rode the squatters (Val Donovan); Shepherds on the Stanley (Murdoch Wales); Simpson’s settlers (Jennifer Harrison); Andrew Petrie: Father of Brisbane (John Mackenzie-Smith); John Williams: Merchant adventurer (Helen Gregory); Thomas Dowse: Brisbane’s Samuel Pepys (Mark Gosling); Pioneering surveyors of Moreton Bay district (Roma Draper); Surveying early street levels in Brisbane (Evan Richard)
No 15, 1997, Brisbane – Corridors of Power (214 pages) edited by Barry Shaw [Available in PDF]
Brisbane’s first Town Hall: A case of aldermanic bumbling and jobbery (John Laverty); Civic temple or tower of Babel: A history of Brisbane’s City Hall (John Laverty); Brisbane City Hall: History and heritage (Peter Newell); The renovation of City Hall (Ron Baker); ‘A somewhat rash experiment’: Queensland Parliament as a microcosm of society (Lyn Armstrong); From penal depot to colonial city: Queensland Houses of Parliament and the Second Empire style (Paul Jolly); The planning and design of Old Government House (Paul Jolly); The renovation of Parliament House (Ian Charlton); Is history repeating itself here in Queensland? (Ross Fitzgerald); Queensland Parliament in the 1890s (Peter Beattie); The constitutional conventions of the 1890s and the role of Samuel Griffith (Ken Wiltshire); The 1890s constitutional debates through the eyes of the Queensland press (Rod Kirkpatrick); Feminist issues in Queensland in the 1890s (Kay Saunders); William Alfred Jolly: A slave to duty (John Laverty); Alfred James Jones: Labor’s first lord mayor (Manfred Cross); John Beals Chandler: The little man at City Hall (John Laverty); J C Slaughter: Brisbane’s quintessential town clerk (Doug Tucker)
No 14, 1995, Brisbane – People, Places and Progress (180 pages) edited by Rod Fisher and Barry Shaw.
Sandgate before the railway (John Mackenzie-Smith); Bald Hills: From pioneers to pastoralists (Barry Shaw); Coorparoo: The development of a shire (John Laverty), The tramways and Coorparoo (Garry Ford); Going to the flicks around Coorparoo (Pat Reuschle); Landmarks of the Coorparoo district (Jim Bruce), A family view of the Nicklins of Coorparoo (Don Nicklin); The King Family and Erica, Coorparoo (Patricia Ryan); A trusted officer and worthy gentleman: Judge Alfred Lutwyche of Kedron (Paul Sayer); Woolloongabba transported: Its changing face (Anthony Smith); Subdivision boom, building bust: The slow settlement of Norman Park (Kevin Conmee); Saturday night at the movies: The picture theatres of Morningside, Bulimba and Balmoral (Karen Cox); Spotlight on Lang Park: The recycled cemetery as a socio-political football (Rod Fisher); From town to metropolis: Contemporary visions of Brisbane (Vivien Harris)
No 13, 1994, Brisbane – Cemeteries as Sources (141 pages) edited by Rod Fisher and Barry Shaw.
Cemeteries: Footprints in stone (Jennifer Harrison); Tantalizing tombstones (John Clements); They were left behind: Some northern insights (Lori Harloe); Life and death on the Ipswich – Toowoomba railway 1865-67 (Greg Hallam); That controversial cemetery: The North Brisbane burial grounds 1843-75 and beyond (Rod Fisher); Cemetery life at Toowong in 1877; Governmental graves at Toowong (Manfred Cross); Toowong and some heroes (Judith McKay); Gow’s funeral business since 1910 (A R (Bert) Gow); Ives monumental works at Lutwyche1924-80 (Edith Ives); Cemetery regulation at Lutwyche in 1878; Introducing Nudgee: Suburb, institutions and cemetery (Helen Gregory); Irish graves at Nudgee cemetery (David O’Lorcain); Some notable Irish in Nudgee Cemetery (David O’Lorcain); Cemetery survey worksheet; Cemetery symbolism
No 12, 1993, Brisbane – The Ethnic Presence Since the 1850s (130 pages) edited by Rod Fisher and Barry Shaw.
The Welsh in Queensland (W Ross Johnston); Irish immigration and settlement in Queensland (M E R MacGinley); A willing community: Early Irish immigration to Queensland (Jennifer Harrison); German immigration to Queensland (John A Moses); The beginnings of German immigration to Queensland (Margaret Jenner); Italians in Queensland (Fiorenza Jones); Italian immigrants of the 1870s (Don Dignan); Political characteristics of Russians in Brisbane in the 1900s (Olga Doubrovskaya); Early Greek eating places in Brisbane in the early 1900s (Denis A Conomos); The Jewish enclave in Brisbane (John Trone); Nazis abroad? Internment in Brisbane in the second world war (Kay Saunders)
No 11, 1992, Brisbane – The Aboriginal Presence 1824 to 1860 (106 pages) edited by Rod Fisher. [Reprinted with additional Papers Dec 2020]
The Mogwi take Mi-an-jin: Race relations and the Moreton Bay penal settlement 1824-42 (Raymond Evans); From depredation to degradation: The Aboriginal experience at Moreton Bay 1842-60 (Rod Fisher); The theatre of justice: Race relations and capital punishment at Moreton Bay 1841-59 (Libby Connors); The Kilcoy poisonings: The official factor 1841-43 (John Mackenzie-Smith); Snakes in the grass: The press and race relations at Moreton Bay 1846-47 (Denis Cryle); Wanton outrage: Police and Aborigines at Breakfast Creek 1860 (Raymond Evans)
No 10, 1991, Brisbane – Mining, Buildings, Story Bridge, The Windmill (198 pages) edited by Rod Fisher. [Out of Print – available in PDF]
Geological development of the Brisbane region (Laurie Hutton & Andrew Stephens); Rock and stone materials of the Brisbane region (David Trezise); The sand and gravel industry in the Brisbane region (John Malempre); Coal in the Brisbane region (Ray Whitmore); Gold mining in the Brisbane region (David Trezise); Silver and lead mining at Finneys Hill, Indooroopilly (David Rowlands); The history of the Queensland State Library (Colin Sheehan); Theatre in Brisbane and provincial Queensland (Richard Fotheringham); Callender House, 355 Wickham Terrace (Fiona Gardiner); A Wickham Terrace household before the first world war (Elizabeth Marks); Ross Roy, Indooroopilly (Helen Fridemanis); Brisbane’s timber houses in Queensland context: Towards a dynamic analysis (Rod Fisher); Nineteenth century municipal masonry (Evan Richard); John Arthur Manus O’Keeffe, Irishman: Stombuco’s building associate in boom time Brisbane (Rod Fisher); The Story Bridge: Social history (Libby Connors); The Story Bridge: Traffic and planning (Allan Krosch & Adam Pekol); The Story Bridge: Design and construction (Albert Contessa); Brisbane’s historic windmill (Janet Hogan); The old windmill: A haunting heritage (Rod Fisher); Brisbane’s tower mill: A new look at an old friend (Ray Whitmore); The old windmill: An account of the conservation process (Peter Marquis-Kyle)
No 9, 1990, Brisbane – Local, Oral and Placename History (158 pages) edited by Rod Fisher. [Out of Print – Available in PDF]
Historical records in the local community: Oscar Badke and the city of Troy (Angela Collyer); An urban history case study: Involving the community in local history projects (Patsy Cloake); Doing the heritage walk (or ride) (Rod Fisher); Communicating with the membership: Editing a local history newsletter (Jane Williamson-Fien); Organising a local history session (Rod Fisher); Oral history and local history (Roberta Bonnin); Oral history and family history (Jennifer Harrison); Voices on the dark side of the moon: Oral research and Aboriginal informants (Thom Blake); Oral history exposed (Ross Johnston); Oral history as a method of contemporary research (Helen Fridemanis); What’s in a placename? (Jennifer Harrison); Aboriginal placenames in Brisbane: Misplaced, mispronounced and misunderstood (Elizabeth Dann); Placenames of the Nundah district (Denis Cleary); Process in place naming southeast Brisbane (William Metcalf); Toowong, or should it be Banerba, or even West Milton? (Helen Gregory); Plotting the placenames of Petrie-Terrace (Rod Fisher); Placenames and historical maps (Paul Wilson); The potential of placename research (Rod Fisher); You too have archives (Roslyn McCormack); Photographs as historical sources (Robert Longhurst); Presentation and preservation of artefacts (Daniel Robinson); Creating a local history collection and centre (Rod Fisher)
No 8, 1988, Brisbane in 1888 – The Historical Perspective (170 pages) edited by Rod Fisher. [Out of Print – Available in PDF]
Queen Street, North Brisbane (Jennifer Harrison); Old Frogs Hollow: Devoid of interest, or a den of iniquity? (Rod Fisher); Night of broken glass: The anatomy of an anti-Chinese riot (Raymond Evans); South Brisbane: The making of a city (John Laverty); Immigrant health and reception facilities (Helen Woolcock); Nurse training comes to town (Helen Gregory); The state of science (Ray Sumner); Foundations: The Queensland Institute of Architects (Don Watson); ‘A temple of industry’: The Courier building of 1887 (Denis Cryle); Building a house in 1888 (Fiona Gardiner); Sport in 1888: An historical perspective (Ian Jobling); ‘Cheerily doth he push northward, the black coat and shining topper of civilization’: Dress and the urban experience (Margaret Maynard); ‘New, brawny, uneven and half-finished: Brisbane among the Australian capital cities (Graeme Davison)
No 7, 1988, Brisbane – Archives and Approaches 2 (180 pages) edited by Rod Fisher and Margaret Jenner. [Out of Print – Available in PDF]
Local history sources at Queensland State Archives (Lee McGregor); The Queensland Museum for local historians (Dan Robinson); The John Oxley Library: Historical sources in new premises (Colin Sheehan); Church and related records in the John Oxley Library (Roslyn McCormack); The Anglican Archives (Patricia Ramsay); Westpac Banking Corporation archives: A case-study of bank records (Brian Randall); Historical resources of the Department of Geographic Information (Les Isdale); Researching the history of a Queensland house (Fiona Gardiner); Directories to people, places and patterns in Queensland since 1868 (Rod Fisher); Queensland Railways: A journey round the resources (John Kerr); Mining archives in Queensland (Ray Whitmore); Local history, social history and the law: Early criminal records in Queensland (Libby Connors); Death in Queensland: The administration of deceased estates (Paul Sayer)
No 6, 1987, Brisbane – People, Places and Pageantry (200 pages) edited by Rod Fisher. [Out of Print – Available in PDF]
The squatters of Kilcoy and district (Gerry Langevad); Early squatters in the Moreton Bay environment (Kevin Carmody); Evan Mackenzie of Kilcoy and the foundation of Brisbane 1841-45 (John Greig Smith); David Cannon McConnel’s second ‘bump of hope’: Bulimba House and farm 1849-53 (Rod Fisher); Amalie Dietrich and Queensland botany (Ray Sumner); John Moffat: A South Brisbane entrepreneur in the late 1860s (Ruth S Kerr); The Toohey family: Irish Catholicism and land speculation in early Brisbane (Alan Hill & Bill Metcalf); Archbishop James Duhig: Leadership in the Queensland community (T P Boland); Brisbane, Ipswich or Cleveland: The capital port question at Moreton Bay1842-59 (Dushen Salecich); The foundation of Kangaroo Point 1843-46 (John Greig Smith); ‘Oh-ver’ there: Early days on Brisbane’s Southbank (Rod Fisher); Southwest Brisbane in the 1840s and 1850s: Land ownership and usage patterns (Helen Gregory); The first Sydney-Brisbane steamship service 1841-45 (Ray Whitmore); The politics of Brisbane’s first waterworks 1859-71 (John Laverty); The Old Botanic Gardens of Brisbane: An historical survey 1828-1984 (Ross D McKinnon); South Brisbane: The forgotten city (Jane Williamson-Fien); Future uses of Brisbane’s Southbank (Phil Heywood & Tom Randall); Ritual and custom in the Lutheran tradition at Bethania (Stephen Nuske); Brisbane theatre and the Southbank (Jennifer Radbourne); The Princess Theatre: From then to TN (Heather Jones); Brisbane during the festive season: A dialogue with the colonial dead (Rod Fisher)
No 5, 1987, Brisbane – Aboriginal, Alien, Ethnic (170 pages) edited by Rod Fisher. [Out of Print – Available in PDF]
Mi-an-jin: A re-creation of Aboriginal lifeways on the Brisbane River (Peter K Lauer); A short prehistory of the Moreton region (J Hall); ‘Snakes in the Grass’: The press and race relations at Moreton Bay 1846-47 (Denis Cryle); ‘Wanton outrage’: Police and Aborigines at Breakfast Creek 1860 (Raymond Evans); The earliest photographs of Queensland Aborigines?: Amalie Dietrich’s collection for Museum Godeffroy 1863-72 (Ray Sumner); Excluded, exhibited, exploited: Aborigines in Brisbane 1897-1910 (Thom Blake); The alien presence in early Brisbane 1840-60: A preliminary survey (Rod Fisher); German immigration to Queensland 1838-1981: A survey (John A Moses); Irish immigration and settlement in Queensland: An overview (M E R MacGinley); Early Greek eating places in Brisbane1900-20 (Denis A Conomos); Some political characteristics of Russians in Brisbane (Olga Doubrovskaya); A preview of the Italian presence in Queensland (Fiorenza Jones); Towards a history of 4EB: Ethnic radio in Brisbane (Con Castan)
No 4, 1986, Brisbane at War (90 pages) edited by Helen Taylor [Out of Print – Available in PDF]
The battles of Brisbane: The conscription struggle 1916-17 (Raymond Evans); ‘The memory of the Anzacs…’: Implications of World War I for Queensland schooling to 1939 (Libby Connors); Racial conflict in Brisbane in World War II: The imposition of patterns of segregation upon black American servicemen (Kay Saunders); ‘Rifles or running shoes – which is it to be?’: Brisbane 1942 (Helen Taylor); Putting the Digger on a pedestal: Queensland commemorates the Great War (Judith McKay)
No 3, 1985, Brisbane – Housing, Health, River and the Arts (160 pages) edited by Rod Fisher and Ray Sumner. [Out of Print – Available in PDF]
An overview of the Brisbane house (Don Watson); The small Brisbane house (Richard Allom); The elite Brisbane house (Janet Hogan); The Brisbane house in historical context (Ray Sumner); The Brisbane house in environmental context (Bal Saini); In search of the Brisbane house (Rod Fisher); Casualties of Brisbane’s growth: Infant and child mortality in the 1860s (Helen Gregory & John Thearle); Saving the children: Brisbane and medical triumphs of the 1890s (John Thearle & Helen Gregory); When the plague came to Queensland (Lorraine Cazalar); A geological history of the Brisbane River (Gerald Sargent); Future use of the Brisbane River ((Phil Heywood); Early bridges across Brisbane (Colin O’Connor); Queensland Art Gallery in historical perspective (Janet Hogan); ‘A humble beginning’ for Queensland’s National Art Gallery (Bettina MacAulay); Decorative arts in early Brisbane (Dianne Byrne); Aspects of early photography in the Moreton Bay region (Rod Fisher)
No 2, 1983, Brisbane – Archives and Approaches I (90 pages) edited by Rod Fisher. [Out of Print – Available in PDF]
Brisbane’s civic records: Factors affecting an historical policy (John Cole); Historical resource materials of the Department of Mapping and Surveying, Queensland (Les Isdale); Historical records at the Titles Office, Brisbane (John Stafford); Research materials, procedures and access at the John Oxley Library (Mamie O’Keeffe); Research collections, policy and access at the Fryer Library (Margaret O’Hagan); Locating the people of Brisbane in time and space (Rod Fisher); Family history and its relation to local history (Jennifer Harrison); Themes and questions for historians of sport in Brisbane (Spencer Routh); Sport and local history: A computerised information and retrieval system (Ian Jobling); The photograph as artefact (Julie Brown); Putting poets in their places: A personal perspective (Val Vallis)
No 1, 1981, Brisbane – Public, Practical, Personal (80 pages) edited by Rod Fisher. [Out of Print – Available in PDF].
Local government in Brisbane: An historiographical view (John Laverty); The built environment an historical source (Richard Allom); Schooling in urban context (Tom Watson); Martyrs to civilisation? Problems of nineteenth century art in Brisbane (Margaret Maynard); Preserving the industrial and engineering heritage (Ray Whitmore); Tracing the Brisbane water supply (Geoff Cossins); The evolving railways of Brisbane (John Kerr); SEQEB and the perpetual record (Fred Annand); Delineating the character of the Queensland house (Meredith Walker); Early occupation of land in south-west Brisbane (Helen Gregory); Studying a community concept: Late nineteenth century Toowong (Helen Bennett); Devising research strategies for historical society: The lifecourse approach (John Cole); Imagination versus documentation in urban evolution (John Wheeler); The mosaic of source material (Colin Sheehan)