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New History Books Soon to be Launched

Great news for Queenslanders. There are a number of new history books in the pipeline for March and April. The Queensland Caesar – Sir Thomas McIlwraith by Dr Denver Beanland. Beanland completes his biography of three times Premier’ of Queensland. This was a man of great vision and liberal views.
 
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History Queensland Issue 5 available

History Queensland Issue 5 is now available. We have achieved what we set out so far and will continue to bring you interesting and informative articles on Queensland’s history. We have had lots of positive responses to our magazine and some helpful criticism. Keep supporting us and I hope you
 
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Teneriffe Festival 2012

What a great day. This historic area of Brisbane on the river was abundant with activity. The young and old had a great day with many stalls selling their wares and food was a plenty. Good to see David Jones and Peter Nunan next to the US Army display letting
 
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Qld Genealogy Expo 2012

Congratulations to all those people who went to the Expo at Jindalee. It was the worst three days of cold, wet weather I could remember. I hope that you were thinking of all those volunteers who sat in the cold for three days to assist you with your family search.
 
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John D Kerr Medal of Distinction for Queensland History

At the Queensland Day dinner on 6 June at the Brisbane Club Her Excellency Ms Penelope Wensley AC, Governor of Queensland presented W. Ross Johnston with the John D Kerr Medal of Distinction for Queensland History. William to some, Ross to most and Bill to no one was gracious and
 
BOOKS / People

Fern Vale

Title: Fern Vale or The Queenslan Squatter – Abridged Author: Colin Munro Editor: Rod Fisher ISBN: 9781921920158 RRP: $34.95 Buy Link Has anyone ever heard of Colin Munro, let alone ‘Fern Vale’? Yet this was the first Queensland novel, published in London in 1862. The author, of Scottish origin, was
 
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Surveying Success

Title: Surveying Success – The Hume Family in Colonial Queensland Author: Hilary Davies ISBN: 9781921555992 RRP: $32.95 Buy Link Colonial Queensland was the stage on which the Hume family achieved success between 1863 and 1901. The scenes were set on the Darling Downs and in Brisbane. After serving in the