Previous winners of the Queensland Business Hall of Fame Fellowship
The Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellowship is awarded annually to support a research project that uses the rich resources of SLQ’s John Oxley Library and contributes to the creation of new knowledge about Queensland’s business and economic history.
2017 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellow
Toni Massey is the recipient of the 2017 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellowship for her project, Diving into the history of Queensland’s pearl-shelling industry. As a commercial diver and marine archaeologist herself, Toni’s project will examine how Queensland pearl divers pioneered the pearl shelling industry and in doing so, contributed to Queensland’s economic development. The project will also investigate the history of the major companies that enabled the industry to thrive.
2016 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellow
Dr Toni Risson was the 2016 recipient of the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellowship. Follow Toni’s research blog greekcafesinbrisbane.wordpress.com which was produced as part of the fellowship. Dr Toni Risson talks about her time at the 2016 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame fellow. Toni’s research project looks to span a 100 year period from 1880 to and 1980, when Greek migrant families operated thousands of shops in city streets and country towns right across Australia. Download the video transcript (PDF 15.4 KB).
2015 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellow
Julie Hornibrook was awarded the fellowship for her project: Sir Manuel Hornibrook: Father of the Australian Building Industry. Julie Hornibrook talks about her time as the 2015 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame fellow. Julie’s project Sir Manuel Hornibrook: Father of the Australian Building Industry explored how the building of three key bridges — the Hornibrook Highway, the William Jolly Bridge, and the Story Bridge — heralded economic and social change in Brisbane. Download the video transcript (PDF 52.2 KB).
2014 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellows
Madeleine King and Nadia Buick (the Fashion Archives) were awarded the fellowship for their project High Street Histories: Queensland’s fashion business leaders.
High Street Histories will examine the history of fashion businesses in Queensland. Mapping approximately 12 key sites of fashion retail, manufacture and other leading businesses, the project will utilise a combination of primary source material, published histories and images. High Street Histories aims to link these key sites to the communities around them, the social dimensions and also to Queensland’s economy at large.
This fellowship is an initiative of the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame, a partnership between State Library of Queensland, The Queensland Library Foundation, and QUT Business School.
To find out more about the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame, please visit leaders.slq.qld.gov.au