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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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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


For QHTA Membership Enquiries:
Sandra Kenman
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Nominate an Inspiring Educator for a Excellence Award
2019 Nominations open

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 Nominations open

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

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Conferences & Events

CompetitionsConferencesCurrent Competitions

2019 QHTA State Conference Art Competition

For the first time, we are inviting students to submit an item of artwork which we can use as part of our Conference promotions. The chosen artwork will feature throughout the Conference and possibly in our publications. For more information…
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ConferencesProfessional Development

QHTA State Conference 2019

What Matters? 2019 QHTA State History Conference 29 June 2019 Brisbane Grammar School CONFERENCE FULL & REGISTRATION IS CLOSED QHTA State Conference - 29 June 2019 The Queensland History Teachers’ Association will be held on Saturday, 29 June 2019 at the Brisbane…
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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
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
30 August 2019
National History Challenge
Due: Friday 23 August 2019
20 September 2019
QHTA Writing Competition
Due: Friday 20 September 2019
1-3 October 2019
HTAA Conference - Theme: 'History Matters'
Loreto College Marryatville, Adelaide
8 November 2019
The Simpson Prize 2020 essay competition closes