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The Qld History Teachers' Association

The Qld 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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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.

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Conferences & Events


QHTA State Conference 2018

Building Bridges 2018 QHTA State History Conference 30 June 2018 Brisbane Girls Grammar School, Brisbane Designed by teachers, for teachers, the QHTA State History 2018 Conference will be held in Brisbane at Brisbane Girls Grammar School. Join us for a day of…
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2018 HTAA Annual Conference. Canberra

People. Power. Perspectives 2018 HTAA Annual Conference 2 - 4 October 2018, Canberra National Library of Australia and Museum of Australian Democracy Join us at the 2018 HTAA Annual Conference and be inspired by a range of stimulating keynote speakers and a program…
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QHTA State Conference Location & Date Here

Breaking Boundaries 2017 HTAA National History Conference 27 – 29 September 2017 All Hallows’ School, Ann Street, Brisbane Call for Papers: The Queensland History Teachers’ Association invites you to submit a proposal for a workshop or lecture suitable for the…
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Seminars / Workshops

What's On with QHTA

9 November 2018
Simpson Prize Competition due
14 February 2019
QHTA Annual General Meeting
The United Services Club
4.15-5.30pmView Details
23 March 2019
Ancient History Day 2019, Law and Order In Antiquity
Abel Smith Lecture Theatre, UQ
9.00am-4.00pmRegister here