This fellowship aims to advance the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame as a centre for business research and excellence. It offers the opportunity for deeper engagement with Queensland’s business records and the development of new interpretations and knowledge about Queensland business history.
Dr Risson’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.
Julie Hornibrook was awarded the fellowship for her project, Sir Manuel Hornibrook: Father of the Australian Building Industry, at the 2015 Queensland Memory Awards ceremony.
Madeleine King and Nadia Buick were awarded the fellowship for their project High Street Histories: Queensland’s fashion business leaders at the 2014 Queensland Memory Awards ceremony.