• 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.

Next Event

Wednesday Lunch-time Talk: Professor Peter Roennfeldt, 'Madame Mallalieu: Inspiring Musician and her legacy for Queensland'

Wed Feb 10th, 2016, 12:30PM

Featured Publication

Lost Brisbane Cover

 

Lost Brisbane and surrounding areas 1860 to 1960 is a joint publication of The Royal Historical Society of Queensland and QBD The Bookshop. It is a spectacular collection of more than 500 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 $29.99 per copy.

RHSQ Updates

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Still on holidays? Make the most of the fine weather and visit Queensland's oldest occupied building, where you will learn about Queensland's convict past. We are located on William Street, across the river from South Bank and 100m from the North Quay citycat terminal. Entry is $7 for Adults, $5 for concessions, $3 for children and $14 for families. All welcome! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you Susan Kellett for your engaging talk yesterday 'The Woman in the Window', based on the iconography found in the stained glass windows at the Australian War Memorial. ... See MoreSee Less

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Upcoming RHSQ Events

Wednesday Lunch-time Talk: Professor Peter Roennfeldt, 'Madame Mallalieu: Inspiring Musician and her legacy for Queensland'

Wed Feb 10th, 2016, 12:30PM

Stories of Stephens

Sat Feb 27th, 2016, 8:30AM