• 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.

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 $35.00 per copy.

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Commissariat Store added 3 new photos.

The RHSQ hosted its Annual Seminar on Saturday 18 June, with this year's theme 'A History of Sport in Queensland'. Speakers included:

Dr Mark Loane AM - Rugby Union
Steve Haddan - Queensland Rugby League
Professor John Pearn on behalf of Gwendolyn Welford - Lifesaver of the Century)
David Feez - Queensland Polo
Roger Brown - McIllwraith Croquet Club
Evan Fisher - Grange Company of Archers

Thank you to everyone who attended and helped out on the day!
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The RHSQ hosted its Annual Seminar on Saturday 18 June, with this years theme A History of Sport in Queensland.  Speakers included: 

Dr Mark Loane AM - Rugby Union 
Steve Haddan - Queensland Rugby League 
Professor John Pearn on behalf of Gwendolyn Welford - Lifesaver of the Century) 
David Feez - Queensland Polo 
Roger Brown - McIllwraith Croquet Club
Evan Fisher - Grange Company of Archers

Thank you to everyone who attended and helped out on the day!

The Wednesday Lunchtime Talk presenter for June was Lindy Salter, who spoke on the history of the Norman Wright Boatyard.

Thank you Lindy!
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The Wednesday Lunchtime Talk presenter for June was Lindy Salter, who spoke on the history of the Norman Wright Boatyard.

Thank you Lindy!

Philippa Stanford, Jan Gallagher and 3 others like this

Deb LyonsOh wow. Did she speak of when they were at newstead amongst other boatbuilders. Our Lopez family line were boatbuilders there with Wrights.

4 weeks ago
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Commissariat StoreHi Deb, Yes she did - she told the very interesting history of this iconic Queensland business.

4 weeks ago

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Upcoming RHSQ Events

Nurses in World War One

Nurses in World War One

Wed Sep 14th, 2016, 12:30PM

Save the Date - Riverfire Celebration in the Commissariat Store Courtyard

Save the Date - Riverfire Celebration in the Commissariat Store Courtyard

Sat Sep 24th, 2016, 5:00PM

RHSQ AGM & Clem Lack Oration: Kristen Alexander - Taking Flight - Lores Bonneys Extraordinary Flying Career

RHSQ AGM & Clem Lack Oration: Kristen Alexander - 'Taking Flight - Lores Bonney's Extraordinary Flying Career'

Thu Sep 29th, 2016, 6:00PM

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