Author: Ryan Jones

The MBH Online Mapping Program On-Track for Completion

The MBH online mapping program is on-track for completion, ready for the re-launch in April 2018. A Master Copy of multiple MBH Data spreadsheets (the most updated file) is being developed and translated to the website MBH mapping program. The process includes integrating over 800 heritage sites from the Brisbane City Council Heritage Register, as well as over 500 lost sites identified by the Royal Historical of Queensland Society in the two ‘Lost Brisbane’ volumes. The MBH Team conducted consultative meetings with local history groups across Brisbane. This consultation process produce over 200 local history sites databased. Furthermore, a...

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Annual General Meeting 2017 December

Sunnybank District History Group Annual General Meeting 2017 will be held at 10.00 a.m., Saturday 2 December, at the main meeting room, Sunnybank Hills Library. At which point all SDHG positions will be vacant. Three vacancies need to be fulfilled President Secretary Treasurer For an organisation to continue it has to have one executive position of leadership (President). The current SDHG President will not re-nominate (see explanation below). If no one nominates and is elected at the Annual General Meeting on Saturday 2 December, the Sunnybank District History Group will go into abeyance. Statement of the President of the...

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Brisbane Southside History Network (BSHN) Workshop – August 2017

You are invited to a special Brisbane Southside History Network (BSNH) workshop which will launch a major phase of the Mapping Brisbane History Project, displaying historical sites across Brisbane Southside. 2pm to 5pm Saturday, 26 August 2017 in the Large Meeting Room at Coopers Plains Library, 107 Orange Grove Road, Coopers Plains. Parking at library rear, via Bosworth and Perginga Streets. Add event to your Google Calendar | Add event to your iPhone or Apple Computer The Mapping Brisbane History Project, in its third and final stage to complete the MBH website, is looking to map in one year approximately...

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MBH Media Release March 2017

Funding for 2014: The Coopers Plains Local History Group Inc., as a sponsoring member of the Brisbane Southside History Network, has been granted $22,000 in one of the 2016-2017 Brisbane Community History Grants, from the Brisbane City Council’s Brisbane History Grants Program. Mapping Brisbane History Project has a new release of life which will allow its completion in March 2018. Mapping Brisbane History (MBH) is an innovative approach, using historical maps to help explore local history. A pilot study was completed, in April 2014, of three local areas: Coopers Plains (Banoon)-Sunnybank, Moorooka-Tarragindi, and Fairfield-Annerley. It was funded to the amount of...

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Historical Geography Relives The MBH Project

Introducing the Mapping Brisbane History Project for the 2016 Professional Historians Australia Conference, Melbourne, Australia Google Maps and Google Earth in 2005 revived a sub-discipline that had been badly neglected in the previous couple of decades, historical geography. Online historical mapping was generated on a number of different platforms and spurred a plethora of webpages devoted to promoting historical sites. Unfortunately the methodologies utilized often fail to capture the historical character, the sense of place and the sense of change in society and individual lives, as it appeared on the landscape. The basic problem is that the local history...

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