History Speeches

2018 – Keynote Speech Introduction (for Professor Glenda Sluga), Queensland History Teacher’s Association State Conference, Brisbane Girls’ Grammar School, Brisbane, 30 June.

2017 – Keynote Speech Introduction (for Peter FitzSimons), History Teacher’s Association Australian Annual Conference, All Hallows School, Brisbane, 27 September.

2013 – “Labour Day: Family, freedom and a fair go”, 2013 Alex Macdonald Memorial Lecture, Brisbane Labour History Association.

2011 – Presented: Depth Study Process in the P-10 Australian Curriculum: History, Queensland Studies Authority Conference History Extension Workshop

2010 – Presented: Ancient Rome in the Draft National Ancient History Curriculum: Resources and Reflections, Queensland History Teachers’ Association Junior History Day, State Library Queensland, 8 December

2009 – Presented: Tips for History Teaching, Queensland History Teachers’ Association Junior History Day, State Library Queensland, 7 December.

2007 – Presented: The history behind writing history textbooks, Queensland History Teachers’ Association Annual Conference, Brisbane Boys Grammar School, 23 June.

2005 – “The middle-class dimension to Australia’s republican past: a personal historiographical journey”, Royal Historical Society of Queensland Lecture, 17 March published in Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, Vol.19, No.6, May 2006, pp.844-853.

2003 – Presented: Integrating ICTs into the Year 8 ancient history curriculum, Australian History Teachers’ Association Annual Conference, Brisbane, 2 October.

2001 – Presented: Integrating e-learning into the curriculum, Queensland History Teachers’ Association SOSE Junior History Day, QUT Carseldine Campus, 10 December.

2001 – Presented: Using web-based teaching resources in SOSE – Federation Matters webquest, Queensland History Teachers’ Association Annual Conference, Brisbane Boys Grammar School, 12 May.

2000 – Presented: Federation Matters webquest project, Queensland History Teachers’ Association SOSE Day, Anglican Grammar Church School, 11 December.

2000 – Lecture: “Republican journalism in the 1890s”, Department of Journalism, University of Queensland.

1999 – “Early political career of Andy Dawson in Charters Towers”, Dawson Government Centenary dinner, Queensland Government Community Cabinet, 5 December.

1997 – “Queensland republicanism – past”, Queensland Peoples’ Convention, Brisbane City Hall, 9 June.

1995 – “Claim jumping on the Charters Towers goldfield”, Royal Historical Society of Queensland Annual Conference, 16 September published as “Failed squatters and colonial autocrats: the ‘gold-laced tyranny’ of the Commissioners on the frontier”, Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, Vol.16, No.8, November 1997, pp.371-380.

1994 – “The western republicans: the Queensland elections of 1893”, Royal Historical Society of Queensland Annual Conference, 6 August published in Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, Vol.XV, No.9, November 1994, pp.440-454.

1994 – “Education and journalism in nineteenth century Charters Towers”, Beyond the Brisbane Line Conference, Queensland Studies Centre, 26-27 November published in Queensland Review. A Journal of Queensland Studies, Vol.3, No.1, April 1996, pp.10-14.

1992 – “The Grand Pajandrum: The 1872 suspension of Gold Commissioner William Skelton Ewbank Melbourne Charters”, Royal Historical Society of Queensland Lecture, 23 July published in Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, Volume XV, No.3, June 1993, pp.130-144.

1991 – “Political Freedom”, 5th Annual National Convention of the Republican Party of Australia, Brisbane, 18 May.