Writing


I can provide paid writing services if you are looking for an author for your history-related projects. I am an experienced in such formats as books, journal and magazine articles, museum exhibitions, newspaper columns, tour scripts, and website content.

Please contact me if you wish to discuss your project requirements.

0432 554470 (business hours only)
dawsonchris@outlook.com

The following is a selection of my completed work:

Articles, columns and stories
  • ‘The Dead Outside the Fence: Burying executed prisoners in Brisbane, 1830-1913’, Queensland History Journal vol. 20, no.8 (November 2008), Royal Historical Society of Queensland.
  • ‘What’s in a name? The rise, fall and comeback of Boggo’, Queensland History Journal, Volume 21, no. 4, November 2011.
  • 'Voracious monsters: People, sharks and the Brisbane River', Queensland History Journal vol. 21, no.10 (August 2012), Royal Historical Society of Queensland.
  • 'The Evolution of Execution in Queensland', Queensland History Journal vol. 22, no. 3 (November 2013), Royal Historical Society of Queensland.
  • '1884-1904' (book chapter), Dutton Park State School 2009 to 1884: A Journey (2009)
  • 'The Fair Fields of Fairfield', Stories of Stephens: A History of Annerley and the Surrounding Suburbs, Annerley-Stephens History Group, 2017.
  • 'Stone walls do a prison make: law on the landscape', Queensland Historical Atlas, 2011.
  • Individual site information, Mapping Brisbane History
  • 'A Thoroughly Modern Hanging', essay for the Queensland Supreme Court exhibition Path to Abolition: A History of Execution in Queensland, June 2014.
  • 'South Brisbane Cemetery', Trust News, Autumn 2012, National Trust of Queensland, 2012.
  • 'The Lesson on Windmill Hill', in Within/Without These Walls, AndAlso Books, 2018.

Books and Booklets

Exhibitions and displays