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An introduction of the history of Chinese business in Queensland

Guest blogger – Rutian Mi, 2019 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame fellow. There are many studies on Chinese immigrant history in Queensland but few studies have been done about Chinese business history in Queensland. This research focuses on Chinese businesses in Queensland during 1840-1940 with two case studies: Kwong Sue Duk and Tom See … Read more

‘You won a piece of dirt … but that’s where the lottery part of it finished’: the joys and challenges of being a balloter

Guest blogger: Dr Jennifer Moffatt, 2018 John Oxley Library Fellow. Balloting was big in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. The government wanted to increase agricultural production so needed more farmers 1. Balloting land removed the greatest barrier for those wanting to be farmers – the cost of agricultural land. Outside the large land development schemes … Read more

Intimate stories, challenging histories

Guest blogger: Elisabeth Gondwe – President Oral History Queensland. Oral History Queensland (OHQ) delivered the Oral History Australian (OHA) Biennial Conference in partnership with State Library of Queensland in October 2019. The program included keynote Katrina Srigley, Gaa Bi Kidwaad Maa Nbisiing/The Stories of Nbisiing: Relational story listening and storytelling on Nbisiing Nishnaabeg territory. Access … Read more