2021 GAMAA trophies by Michelle Yeatman, courtesy of Yarrabah Arts and Cultural Precinct. Photo: Andrea Higgins.




Jill Hogrefe, Girl Guides Queensland Archive, with her favourite uniform. Photo: Michele Pickering.

Jill Hogrefe
Girl Guides Queensland Archive

Jill’s length of service with the Girl Guides Queensland Archive in a voluntary capacity is the initial, but not the only, stand-out feature that makes her achievements so distinctive. In 1999, she saw a basic gap in the Archive and stepped in to rectify it. This involved the establishment and ongoing development of a database. This important, first task paved the way for Jill to raise the management of the collection to a standard that emulates professional museum and archival practice.

Jill cares for the large and varied collection which includes thousands of artefacts, a large paper-based and photographic collection, and a sizeable costume collection. She has been involved in many relocations of the Archives over the past twenty-two years, and has seen it through several floods and other challenges.

With her multitude of roles, Jill still finds time for research, answering enquiries, opening the Archives to the public, publishing, and acquiring items for the collection. Her extraordinary generosity of time, her quest for knowledge, and her ability to put it to good use represents an outstanding achievement.

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