- Quintessential Queensland
- Perceptions: how people understand the landscape
- From runs to closer settlement
- Geological survey of Queensland
- Mapping a new colony, 1860-80
- Mapping the Torres Strait: from TI to Magani Malu and Zenadh Kes
- Order in Paradise: a colonial gold field
- Queensland atlas, 1865
- Queensland mapping since 1900
- Queensland: the slogan state
- Rainforests of North Queensland
- Queenslanders: people in the landscape
- Aboriginal heroes: episodes in the colonial landscape
- Australian South Sea Islanders
- Cane fields and solidarity in the multiethnic north
- Colonial immigration to Queensland
- Greek Cafés in the landscape of Queensland
- Hispanics and human rights in Queensland’s public spaces
- Italians in north Queensland
- Lebanese in rural Queensland
- Queensland clothing
- Queensland for ‘the best kind of population, primary producers’
- Too remote, too primitive and too expensive: Scandinavian settlers in colonial Queensland
- Movement: how people move through the landscape
- Air travel in Queensland
- Bicycling through Brisbane, 1896
- Cobb & Co
- Journey to Hayman Island, 1938
- Law and story-strings
- Mobile kids: children’s explorations of Cherbourg
- Movable heritage of North Queensland
- Passages to India: military linkages with Queensland
- The Queen in Queensland, 1954
- Transient Chinese in colonial Queensland
- Travelling times by rail
- Pathways: how things move through the landscape and where they are made
- Aboriginal dreaming paths and trading ways
- Chinese traders in the nineteenth century
- Introducing the cane toad
- Pituri bag
- Press and the media
- Radio in Queensland
- Red Cross Society and World War I in Queensland
- The telephone in Queensland
- Where did the trams go?
- ‘A little bit of love for me and a murder for my old man’: the Queensland Bush Book Club
- Separation: divisions in the landscape
- Asylums in the landscape
- Brisbane River
- Changing landscape of radicalism
- Civil government boundaries
- Convict Brisbane
- Dividing Queensland - Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party
- High water mark: the shifting electoral landscape 2001-12
- Hospitals in the landscape
- Indigenous health
- Palm Island
- Secession movements
- Separate spheres: gender and dress codes
- Separating land, separating culture
- Stone walls do a prison make: law on the landscape
- The 1967 Referendum – the State comes together?
- Utopian communities
- Whiteness in the tropics
- Conflict: how people contest the landscape
- A tale of two elections – One Nation and political protest
- Battle of Brisbane – Australian masculinity under threat
- Dangerous spaces - youth politics in Brisbane, 1960s-70s
- Fortress Queensland 1942-45
- Grassy hills: colonial defence and coastal forts
- Great Shearers’ Strike of 1891
- Iwasaki project
- Johannes Bjelke-Petersen: straddling a barbed wire fence
- Mount Etna: Queensland's longest environmental conflict
- Native Police
- Skyrail Cairns (Research notes)
- Staunch but conservative – the trade union movement in Rockhampton
- The Chinese question
- Thomas Wentworth Wills and Cullin-la-ringo Station
- Imagination: how people have imagined Queensland
- Brisbane River and Moreton Bay: Thomas Welsby
- Changing views of the Glasshouse Mountains
- Imagining Queensland in film and television production
- Literary mapping of Brisbane in the 1990s
- Looking at Mount Coot-tha
- Mapping the Macqueen farm
- Mapping the mythic: Hugh Sawrey's ‘outback’
- People’s Republic of Woodford
- Poinsettia city: Brisbane’s flower
- The Pineapple Girl
- The writers of Tamborine Mountain
- Vance and Nettie Palmer
- Memory: how people remember the landscape
- Anna Wickham: the memory of a moment
- Berajondo and Mill Point: remembering place and landscape
- Cemeteries in the landscape
- Landscapes of memory: Tjapukai Dance Theatre and Laura Festival
- Monuments and memory: T.J. Byrnes and T.J. Ryan
- Out where the dead towns lie
- Queensland in miniature: the Brisbane Exhibition
- Roadside ++++ memorials
- Shipwrecks as graves
- The Dame in the tropics: Nellie Melba
- Vanished heritage
- War memorials
- Curiosity: knowledge through the landscape
- A playground for science: Great Barrier Reef
- Duboisia hopwoodii: a colonial curiosity
- Great Artesian Basin: water from deeper down
- In search of Landsborough
- James Cook’s hundred days in Queensland
- Mutual curiosity – Aboriginal people and explorers
- Queensland Acclimatisation Society
- Queensland’s own sea monster: a curious tale of loss and regret
- St Lucia: degrees of landscape
- Townsville’s Mount St John Zoo
- Transformation: how the landscape has changed and been modified
- Empire and agribusiness: the Australian Mercantile Land and Finance Company
- Kill, cure, or strangle: Atherton Tablelands
- National parks in Queensland
- Pastoralism 1860s–1915
- Prickly pear
- Repurchasing estates: the transformation of Durundur
- Sunshine Coast
- The Brigalow
- Walter Reid Cultural Centre, Rockhampton: back again
- Survival: how the landscape impacts on people
- Brisbane floods: 1893 to the summer of sorrow
- City of the Damned: how the media embraced the Brisbane floods
- Depression era
- Did Clem Jones save Brisbane from flood?
- Droughts and floods and rail
- Missions and reserves
- Queensland British Food Corporation
- Rockhampton’s great flood of 1918
- Station homesteads
- Tropical cyclones
- Wreck of the Quetta
- Pleasure: how people enjoy the landscape
- Bushwalking in Queensland
- Cherbourg that’s my home: celebrating landscape through song
- Creating rural attractions
- Queer pleasure: masculinity, male homosexuality and public space
- Railway refreshment rooms
- Regional cinema
- Schoolies week: a festival of misrule
- The sporting landscape
- Visiting the Great Barrier Reef
The Queensland Historical Atlas is the most significant collection of work to be published on the Queensland landscape that both looks to the future as well as the past. It is envisioned within a new framework – one that speaks to both a specialist and general reader.
Fourteen new themes ranging from conflict to curiosity to pleasure take the reader on a fresh and unpredictable journey through the Queensland landscape. Fourteen evocative fabric designs by artist Olive Ashworth (from the collections of the Queensland museum) illuminate each theme and give each a distinctive colour, tone and texture.
The Atlas is bold in both presentation and conceptualisation. Eschewing new cartography, the Atlas utilises hundreds of maps from Queensland and Australia’s history to anchor the stories, and to examine the importance of spatial resources in the Queensland landscape.
The Queensland Historical Atlas positions Queensland at the forefront of new directions in the atlas form – where new technology facilitates the intimate and convenient examination of maps for the first time. No longer does the map need to be spread out on a table, hung on a wall or condensed and rendered illegible by the printed page. Instead it can be put under the microscope of ‘zoomify’ to reveal new details and nuances.
But more important than examination through technology, this Atlas aims to critically examine maps as constructed documents. Their intrinsic truth relies on the motivations of those who commission, produce and publish them. All maps can be contested. In map-making context is all. Why, by whom and for whom have these maps of Queensland been made? The answers to these questions are part of the purpose of this historical atlas.
For all its size and complexity – the Atlas already features the work of over 100 contributors and over 250,000 words, together with hundreds of maps and images – the Atlas never attempts to be comprehensive, for such a task is an impossibility. Rather it provides a refreshed insight into the central importance of the Queensland landscape in the State’s history.
How to contribute
Each article must demonstrate substantial scholarly activity, as evidenced by discussion of the relevant literature, an awareness of the history and antecedents of work described, and provided in a format that allows readers to trace sources of the work through the References and Further reading section.
To position the Queensland Historical Atlas as a dynamic site for research and publication on the Queensland landscape, and to take advantage of its online presence, the Atlas is a refereed online journal. It is published annually in December, although new articles can be uploaded once they have been peer-reviewed by the editorial committee. The Queensland Historical Atlas Editorial Board is listed at the Editors tab. To contribute please contact the Editorial Board through the Feedback tab. Suggestions for future articles are encouraged, and scholars are most welcome to submit a draft or proposal for comment. Please follow the style guide displayed in current articles.
For the 2014/15 edition of the Queensland Historical Atlas, the Editorial Board has decided to categorise contributions into two separate tiers.
Full Articles of between 3000-5000 words are encouraged that address an aspect of one of the fourteen landscape themes. Each article should include and foreground at least one historical map and contain suitable images and captions and references which allow the Editorial Board to trace the sources of the work. Once these Full Articles are submitted they will be subject to blind refereeing by the Editorial Board. Endnotes and Further Reading should be provided.
In addition, the Editorial Board invites the submission of map-focused long captions (up to 1000 words) where the circumstances of the commissioning, production and distribution of the maps are dealt with. These will be classified as Research Notes within the online journal. Each submission in this category must also be positioned within one of the fourteen landscape themes and will also be blind refereed by the Editorial Board. Further Reading should be provided.
For advice on any aspect of the submission process please use the Feedback form.
Please note that due to its online format, the Atlas Editorial Board has decided not to include in-text citations with each published article. The References and Further reading section allows readers to trace sources of the work.
As a refereed online journal the Queensland Historical Atlas has the ISSN number: ISSN 1838-708X
How to cite
To cite essays in the Queensland Historical Atlas please use a standard journal citation together with the system generated permanent URL path setting and the copyright date. For example: Sean Ulm and Geraldine Mate, 'Conflict: how people contest the landscape', Queensland Historical Atlas, http://www.qhatlas.com.au/essay/conflict-how-people-contest-landscape, 2010. To cite maps or images use the system generated permanent URL path setting and date.
More than 110 researchers have contributed to this atlas, including scholars from every Queensland university as well as those working on aspects of Queensland both nationally and internationally. Go to the Authors tab for more information.
General Editors are Professor Peter Spearritt and Dr Marion Stell, University of Queensland. For the current Editorial Board see the Editors tab.
Website engineer: Hank Szeto, Thinking Cap Consulting.
Design: Alisa Wortley, Niche Consultants; John Reid, Lovehate Design (adapted logo and banner), Lisa Lam, University of Queensland (original logo).
ARC Linkage Grant 2007-10: the following people comprised the editorial team for the first edition of the Atlas published in December 2010: Professor Peter Spearritt, Dr Marion Stell, Professor David Carter, Assoc-Professor Clive McAlpine, Dr Geraldine Mate, Dr Celmara Pocock, Dr Geoff Ginn, Dr Sean Ulm, Dr Nicole Bordes, Trish Barnard, Luke Keogh, Owen Powell
Origin and funding
The Queensland Historical Atlas project was funded by a three-year grant from the Australian Research Council, 2007-10. It was an ARC Linkage Grant between the University of Queensland and the Queensland Museum. It now receives significant ongoing support from the Centre for the Government of Queensland, at the University of Queensland.
Date created:28 November 2011
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