Value of Local History

People value local history in different sets of motivations. Unfortunately, most do not become interested in history until late in life. I say unfortunately because viewing history backwards is not the best way to understand the past. History is best understood moving forward. It is activity best suited to the young of mind.

Greater Brisbane and Our Local History Approach

Greater Brisbane and Our Local History Approach

Mostly, our general approach among local historical societies of Brisbane is as if we still living in pre-1925! And the commemorative centenary – if there is to be a centenary – is only a blink of an eye away for modern historians – six years to 2025.   There are...

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Re-Thinking Brisbane Society

This year I have started to build a substantial narrative on a new history of Brisbane’s society and culture, based on research from the previous three years and continuing. The outcome will be a book with a working title, ‘Local Landscapes Past: How to Re-Imagine...

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