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A glimpse of the past forms base of regional exhibition

A NEW photographic exhibition has opened at the Mount Isa Civic Centre. University of Queensland researchers have complied an exhibition titled Meston's Wild Australia Show 18921893. Conceived by controversial entrepreneur Archibald Meston, the original historical Wild Australia Show toured in 1892- 1893 to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne and featured a choreographed troupe of 27 Aboriginal people recruited from the frontier in Queensland and the Northern Territory.

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Vernacular environments, culture and global change in Australasia and Oceania

Call for chapters for an edited book.

Deadline for proposals extended to: 21 October 2019

We call for chapters to reflect and explore one or several of these themes in Southeast Asia, Australasia and Oceania, across either the precolonial, colonial and/or postcolonial periods, with the aim of expanding and broadening conventional understandings of vernacular architecture in the region. This proposed book builds on papers presented at the vernacular stream at the 36th annual conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand in 2019, and the upcoming special issue of the Fabrications journal on vernacular houses.

Please email enquiries or chapter proposals (max. 500 words) and author biographies to Paul Memmott for potential inclusion in the book. The authors of accepted proposals will be invited to submit full chapters for peer review, the outcome of which will determine inclusion in the book.

Please click on the image to view the 2017 AERC List of Publications. Publications are also listed under each researcher on the UQ Researchers website.

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