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Brian Rough

Professional Historian

Brian Rough is a professional historian who discovered Queensland State Archives back in the days when his hair was still brown. This discovery quickly developed into a passion for our past, and ultimately led to an extended career in local government heritage protection. Over the years he has authored and co-authored many articles and publications including Brisbane City Council’s Brisbane 150 Stories (2009) and A Most Promising Corps: citizen soldiers in colonial Queensland (2010). 


Having absorbed an extensive knowledge base of Queensland history, Brian is now self-employed as a freelance historian. He chooses to work on projects as diverse as regional thematic histories, or as cosy as genealogical inquiries. His specialist interest is in 19th century Queensland and he has spent innumerable archival hours teasing out a reasonable understanding of our local military past.