• Welcome to The Royal Historical Society of Queensland

    Welcome to The Royal Historical Society of Queensland

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    The Society’s headquartered in the Commissariat Store in the Brisbane CBD. The Commissariat Store is Queensland’s oldest habitable, and most significant heritage building.
  • Commissariat Store Museum

    Commissariat Store Museum

    The Society manages the Commissariat Store Museum. The museum highlights various aspects of Queenslands convict, colonial and contemporary history. With the generous support of our volunteers the Museum is open 10am – 4pm Tuesday to Friday. A small admission fee applies.
  • Events and Activities

    Events and Activities

    The Society maintains an active program events to promote Queensland History. These include regular lunch time talks, themed RHSQ @home days, our Annual History Seminar, The Queensland Day Dinner, Separation Day Cocktails and other events from time to time.
  • Publications

    Publications

    The Royal Historical Society of Queensland are active publishers of Queensland History related material. Our main publication is the Queensland History Journal, published quarterly, a copy of which is supplied to members. From time to time the Society also publishes other works.

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Featured Publication

Lost Brisbane 2

 

Lost Brisbane 2

The Royal Historical Society of Queensland is pleased to announce that Lost Brisbane 2 and Surrounding Areas: The Later Years is available for purchase. Created in conjunction with QBD The Bookshop, Lost Brisbane 2 is a spectacular collection of photographs from the Society’s photographic collection accompanied by detailed captions to tell the story of each photo. 

The book is not only about buildings and places that no longer exist. It highlights the changes in landscapes, streetscapes, work places, transport, and recreational pursuits. The camera unleashed a great opportunity to record the life of the city and panoramas from key vantage points show how the landscape has changed.

Lost Brisbane was compiled over many thousands of hours by the volunteers on the RHSQ Publications Team – Kay Cohen, Val Donovan, Ruth Kerr, Margaret Kowald, Lyndsay Smith and Jean Stewart.

Lost Brisbane is available for purchase from the Commissariat Store for $35.00 per copy.

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Congratulations to RHSQ Councillor, Emeritus Professor John Pearn AO on this momentous achievement.
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Professor John Pearn receives the King Edward VII Cup from Her Majesty The Queen. Professor Pearn has given 40 years of sterling service to the Royal Life Saving Society, both in Australia and around...

Congratulations to RHSQ Councillor, Emeritus Professor John Pearn AO on this momentous achievement.

'Lost Brisbane 2' is now available for purchase at the Commissariat Store - perfect for a Christmas gift (less than 6 weeks to go!).

Contact our office or come down to the museum to get your copies - Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.
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Lost Brisbane 2 is now available for purchase at the Commissariat Store - perfect for a Christmas gift (less than 6 weeks to go!). 

Contact our office or come down to the museum to get your copies - Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.

Queensland historian Murray Johnson will be launching his new book, 'The Beerburrum Experiment' (Australian Scholarly Publishing) at Caloundra Library this Saturday, 29 October 2016 at 1pm. The Honourable Member for Fisher, Andrew Wallace, will be officiating and afternoon tea will be provided.

All welcome to attend.
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Queensland historian Murray Johnson will be launching his new book, The Beerburrum Experiment (Australian Scholarly Publishing) at Caloundra Library this Saturday, 29 October 2016 at 1pm. The Honourable Member for Fisher, Andrew Wallace, will be officiating and afternoon tea will be provided. 

All welcome to attend.

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Rebecca HurstCongratulations Murray!

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Upcoming RHSQ Events

Separation Day and Christmas Cocktails

Separation Day and Christmas Cocktails

Sat Dec 10th, 2016, 6:00PM - Sat Dec 10th, 2016, 8:00PM

Wednesday Lunchtime Talk: American Civil War Veterans in Qld

Wednesday Lunchtime Talk: American Civil War Veterans in Qld

Wed Feb 8th, 2017, 12:30PM - Wed Feb 8th, 2017, 2:00PM

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