• Welcome to The Royal Historical Society of Queensland

    Welcome to The Royal Historical Society of Queensland

  • Home
    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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Those of you who have been trying to locate a copy with no success will be very happy to hear that a reprint of the wildly popular Lost Brisbane and surrounding areas 1860-1960 has been scheduled for July 2017.

In the meantime, Lost Brisbane 2 and surrounding areas: the later years, is selling out fast. You can still purchase your own copy from the Commissariat Store and the QBD bookshops for $35.

The Commissariat Store has a variety of new and second hand books for sale. Come in and browse when you visit the Musem next!
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Those of you who have been trying to locate a copy with no success will be very happy to hear that a reprint of the wildly popular Lost Brisbane and surrounding areas 1860-1960 has been scheduled for July 2017. 

In the meantime, Lost Brisbane 2 and surrounding areas: the later years, is selling out fast. You can still purchase your own copy from the Commissariat Store and the QBD bookshops for $35. 

The Commissariat Store has a variety of new and second hand books for sale. Come in and browse when you visit the Musem next!

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Upcoming RHSQ Events

Wednesday Lunchtime talk: Queensland Irish & Fenian Rising

Wednesday Lunchtime talk: Queensland Irish & Fenian Rising

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

Wednesday Lunchtime talk: The Mephisto Tank

Wednesday Lunchtime talk: The Mephisto Tank

Wed Apr 12th, 2017, 12:30PM - Wed Apr 12th, 2017, 2:00PM

Saturday Seminar with Lebanese Historical Society

Saturday Seminar with Lebanese Historical Society

Sat Apr 22nd, 2017, 10:00AM - Sat Apr 22nd, 2017, 1:00PM

Wednesday Lunchtime talk: Colonial era guns

Wednesday Lunchtime talk: Colonial era guns

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

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