Lord Mayor's Helen Taylor Award - previous recipients
Successful recipients of the Lord Mayor's Helen Taylor Research Award for Local History receive funding for undertaking history or heritage projects which have a focus on informing or educating the public about Brisbane local history or heritage.
|Year||Name||Project name and description|
|2017||Dr Lee McGowan||With the Ball at Her Feet: A Living History of Women's Football in Brisbane
This project aims to research women's football (soccer) in Brisbane, to capture its history and stories and to exhibit its heritage. The project will be a digitally delivered, interactive archive. This community story-telling project aims to bring together old, established and new sources and stories written by like-minded community members, who are united by their love of football and local history.
|2016||Ms Anastasia Dukova||Digital Brisbane
This project will research historical information on the key aspects of urban life in Brisbane from 1859 to 1901. The project will utilise sworn and expert witness statements captured in police court records and recreate daily interactions of Brisbane citizens during this time, in the form of a Brisbane historical crime map.
|2015||Ms Marianne Taylor||
This project will research the history of post-war and modernist houses in Brisbane, built between 1940 and 1970, including photographic record of surviving examples. The project will produce a highly visual ebook and exhibition which captures and displays houses from an era not often considered worthy of retention and documentation.
|2014||Ms Kim Wilson||Brisbane Art Deco
This project engages with the broader Brisbane community to uncover and reflect on our art deco heritage, and discuss the history, preservation and development of such examples as they stand today. The project will produce a highly visual publication, and will include a range of examples from our city Brisbane's art deco buildings.
|2013||Dr Deborah Jordan||Women in Colonial Brisbane: Agency, Narrative and Intervention
This project will research and write a sociobiography of Leontine Cooper - a leader of the first wave of the women's movement in the late 1800's in Brisbane. The project will also undertake the facilitation, transcription and digitalisation of The Brisbane Suffrage Petitions and make them available for future historical research.
|2012||Ms Trish FitzSimons||Dreamers, Boaties and Birds - Life on Norman Creek
This project will explore the history of life on and in the immediate environs of Norman Creek. The research will survey the specific history of Norman Creek with a particular focus of primary research on the latter half of the twentieth century.
|2011||Ms Katy Forde||Lillian Violet
This project will research, write and produce an episode of Lillian Violet, an online musical comedy series about Brisbane and Queensland's first female doctor, Lilian Violet Cooper (1861-1947).
|2010||Mr Alexander Bond||The Statesman, the Warrior and the Songman
This project will research and create a DVD and associated booklet of key figures and places of Brisbane and Moreton Bay region history from an Indigenous perspective.
|2009||Mr Peter Connell||History of vocational training of Brisbane Sisters of Mercy
This project will research and exhibit exploring the vocational training of the Sisters of Mercy at All Hallows' Convent & Bardon Novitiate.