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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


For QHTA Membership Enquiries:
Sandra Kenman
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2020 Dr Russell Cowie Excellence in History Education Awards nomination
Previous recipients

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.

Previous 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


2020 QHTA State Conference Student Art Competition

The QHTA invites students to submit an item of artwork which we can use as part of our 2020 State Conference promotions. The chosen artwork will feature throughout the Conference and possibly in our publications. Submission date is 6 March…
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FeaturedProfessional Development

QHTA State Conference 2020

History: Where Next? 2020 QHTA State History Conference 27 June 2020 Clairvaux MacKillop College, Upper Mount Gravatt Call for Presentations The Queensland History Teachers’ Association invites you to submit a proposal for a workshop, seminar or lecture suitable for the…
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FeaturedSpecial Events

2020 QHTA Annual General Meeting

Date: 27 February 2020 Time: 4:45pm refreshments for a 5:00pm start Venue:  Clayfield College, Ashburn Learning Resource Centre (Upper LRC)
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Seminars / Workshops

What's On with QHTA

14 February 2020
Call for Presentations nominations due
QHTA State Conference: 27 June 2020
22 February 2020
'Grappling with history in the classroom'
James Cook University
9.00am - 12.00pmMore Information
27 February 2020
QHTA Annual General Meeting
Clayfield College
5 March 2020
History TeachMeet
St Margaret's Anglican Girls School
4.30-6.00pm. FreeMore information
6 March 2020
QHTA State Conference Student Art Competition entries due
Theme: 'History - Where Next?'
28 March 2020
Friends of Antiquity 'Ancient History Day 2020'
Abel Smith Lecture Theatre, University of Queensland
31 March 2020
Registrations close
Australian History Competiton
1-5 June 2020
Australian History Competition
Competition run in schools
27 June 2020
QHTA State Conference - Theme: 'History - Where Next?'
Clairvaux Mackillop College
23 August 2020
National History Challenge competition closes