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The Queensland History Teachers' Association

The Queensland History Teachers' Association is a voluntary organisation with an executive membership of Primary and Secondary History Teachers, Academics and Educationalists. Our aim is to foster an interest in History and the teaching of History, but especially to support and assist History teachers in Queensland. Our website provides information on the available competitions for students and teachers, as well as available professional development, resources and upcoming events.

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Contact Details

Queensland History Teachers’ Association Inc
ABN: 77 270 249 802
PO Box 1029. New Farm QLD 4005
Phone: 0418 764 574
Email: qhta@qhta.com.au

Enquiries

For QHTA Membership Enquiries:
Sandra Kenman
qhta@qhta.com.au
For enquiries or comments regarding this website:
webcoordinator@qhta.com.au

Dr Russell Cowie Excellence in History Education Awards list
2019 recipient: Dr Brian Hoepper

During four decades, Dr Hamilton (Russell) Cowie (1931-2015) was the most influential force in history education in Queensland. His impact was multi-faceted. He was a brilliant and innovative teacher at both secondary and tertiary levels, led the development of inquiry-based syllabuses, pioneered a new era in history textbooks, helped found the state and national history teacher associations, and presented countless lectures and workshops at conferences.

Known affectionately to all as ‘Russ’, he was a towering and legendary figure in teacher education, admired by the legions of university students whom he nurtured into their professional lives.

Russ was the inaugural patron and life member of the Queensland History Teachers’ Association. He was promoted to Associate Professor by the University of Queensland and in 2013 was honoured by the nation with the Medal of the Order of Australia.

2019 recipients

The QHTA invites nominations of teachers, who have demonstrated outstanding contributions in the field of History teaching. These awards are sponsored by 'WorldStrides'.

On the agenda

Conferences & Events

ConferencesFeatured
23/03/2018

2019 HTAA Annual Conference. Adelaide

'History Matters' 2019 HTAA Annual Conference 1-3 October 2019, Adelaide Loreto College Marryatville, Adelaide Join us at the 2019 HTAA Annual Conference, 1-3 October 2019, Loreto College, Marryatville, Adelaide and be inspired by a range of stimulating keynote speakers and a…
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Featured
25/03/2019

Simpson Prize Competition 2020

CLOSES 8 NOVEMBER 2019 The History Teachers' Association of Australia (HTAA), together with HTAA State affiliates, conducts this competition for Year 9 and 10 students on behalf of the Australian Government. The focus of the competition is the Australian ANZAC…
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Featured
25/08/2019

The 2019 Dr Russell Cowie Excellence in History Education Award awarded to Dr Brian Hoepper

The 2019 Dr Russell Cowie excellence in history education award During four decades, Dr Hamilton (Russell) Cowie (1931-2015) was the most influential force in history education in Queensland. His impact was multi-faceted. He was a brilliant and innovative teacher at…
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Seminars / Workshops

What's On with QHTA

8 February 2019
Call for Presentations applications due
QHTA State Conference
14 February 2019
QHTA Annual General Meeting
The United Services Club
4.15-5.30pmView Details
1 March 2019
QHTA State Conference Art Competition closes
Theme: 'What Matters?'
6 March 2019
History TeachMeet: St Margaret's Anglican Girls School
4.30-6.30pm
Cost: FreeRegister Here
23 March 2019
Friends of Antiquity 'Ancient History Day' 2019
Abel Smith Lecture Theatre, University of Queensland
31 March 2019
Australian History Competition
Registration closes
12 April 2019
QHTA Outstanding History Teacher Award
Nominations due
12 April 2019
The Dr Russell Cowie 'Excellence in History Education' Award
Nominations due
7 May 2019
Historical Connections. A Conference on Teaching History in Regional Queensland
The Glennie School, Toowoomba
18 May 2019
2019 Inaugural Remote HASS/History Teachers' Conference
Spinifex State College Senior Campus, Mt Isa
24 May 2019
Anzac Day Schools' Awards
Closing date
29 June 2019
QHTA State Conference - Theme: 'What Matters?'
Brisbane Grammar School
15 July 2019
QHTA Networking afternoon: Unit 3 & 4 preparation
Clairvaux McKillops College
17 July 2019
QHTA Networking afternoon: Unit 3 & 4 preparation
Matthew Flinders Anglican College
Sunshine CoastFree Registration
18 July 2019
QHTA Networking afternoon: Unit 3 & 4 preparation
Coomera Anglican College
5 September 2019
History TeachMeet
St Margaret's Anglican Girls School
20 September 2019
2019 QHTA Historical Writing Competition
Open to students in Years 7-12 (QLD & NT)
20 September 2019
2020 Queensland Premier's Anzac Prize
Due: Friday 20 September 2019
20 September 2019
Contested Histories: Photography, Empirical Science, and the Politics of History in Mandate Palestine
Public Lecture: Sushma Griffin
Fryer Library UQ. 5.30pmRegister to Attend
1-3 October 2019
HTAA Conference - Theme: 'History Matters'
Loreto College Marryatville, Adelaide
21 October 2019
A Morning Tea with Henry Reynolds: Reflections on Australia's Frontier Wars
All Hallows' School, Brisbane
9.00-11.00amRegistration
8 November 2019
The Simpson Prize 2020 essay competition closes