• 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.

Membership

Support the research, publication and promotion of Queensland History through membership of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland.

Benefits include receiving the Queensland History Journal, Bulletin and members rates at most RHSQ events.

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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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Commissariat Store added 3 new photos.

The Commissariat Store hosted an excellent Wednesday Lunchtime Talk by Mark Whitmore on The Mephisto Tank. The attendees were able to experience and imagine the crammed conditions the German soldiers endured during the battles and heard about the tank's development, operational history, capture and post-war history in Australia.

Join us for the next Wednesday Lunchtime Talk on 10 May at 12.30pm and hear firearms specialist Ian Skennerton present on colonial era guns. Please RSVP at info@queenslandhistory.org.au or 3221 4198.
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The Commissariat Store hosted an excellent Wednesday Lunchtime Talk by Mark Whitmore on The Mephisto Tank. The attendees were able to experience and imagine the crammed conditions the German soldiers endured during the battles and heard about the tanks development, operational history, capture and post-war history in Australia.

Join us for the next Wednesday Lunchtime Talk on 10 May at 12.30pm and hear firearms specialist Ian Skennerton present on colonial era guns. Please RSVP at info@queenslandhistory.org.au or 3221 4198.

Dorothy Carroll, Maciek Koziara and 9 others like this

Lorelle SaulWould I be right in saying these photographs were taken in lower ground area? If so have the convict carvings in the bricks been preserved? I worked in this building back in the 70's when the Law Reform Commission was located there and I used to park my car in the yard at the back and come up through the lower section every single day and I always remember seeing the records of the convicts who built the building. The restoration of the building began during my time there and clearly remember thinking what a wonderful work of the stonemasons. Another thing I haven't forgotten was having to run around with loads of buckets every time it rained because the roof leaked like a sieve and all measures had to be taken to ensure the law books from all over the world that comprised our library didn't get damaged and also having to trawl through said books when updates arrived and had to be inserted in the appropriate place in the books. Ah yes, those were the days.

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Ties that bind - Lebanese in Queensland seminar registrations are still open until Thursday 13 April. Please register to attend the fascinating one-day seminar and the Ties that bind exhibition opening held on Saturday 22 April by contacting The Royal Historical Society of Queensland at info@queenslandhistory.org.au or 07 3221 4198 (we are open Tue-Fri from 10am to 4pm). Places are filling up fast! ... See MoreSee Less

Ties that bind - Lebanese in Queensland seminar registrations are still open until Thursday 13 April. Please register to attend the fascinating one-day seminar and the Ties that bind exhibition opening held on Saturday 22 April by contacting The Royal Historical Society of Queensland at info@queenslandhistory.org.au or 07 3221 4198 (we are open Tue-Fri from 10am to 4pm). Places are filling up fast!

Upcoming RHSQ Events

Wednesday Lunchtime talk: Colonial era guns

Wednesday Lunchtime talk: Colonial era guns

Wed May 10th, 2017, 12:30PM - Wed May 10th, 2017, 2:00PM

Queensland Day Dinner

Queensland Day Dinner

Tue Jun 6th, 2017, 6:00PM - Tue Jun 6th, 2017, 9:30PM

Wednesday Lunchtime talk: Chermside Garden Settlement

Wednesday Lunchtime talk: Chermside Garden Settlement

Wed Jun 14th, 2017, 12:30PM - Wed Jun 14th, 2017, 2:00PM

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