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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

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.

On the agenda

Conferences & Events

CompetitionsConferencesCurrent Competitions
18/01/2019

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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ConferencesFeaturedSpecial Events
07/11/2018

The 2018 Dr Russell Cowie Excellence in History Education Award awarded to Kevin McAlinden

The 2018 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 both…
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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
23 March 2019
Ancient History Day 2019, Law and Order In Antiquity
Abel Smith Lecture Theatre, UQ
9.00am-4.00pmRegister here
12 April 2019
QHTA Outstanding History Teacher Award nominations due
12 April 2019
The Dr Russell Cowie 'Excellence in History Education' Award nominations due
29 June 2019
QHTA State Conference - Theme: 'What Matters?'
Central Brisbane location - yet to be determined
1-3 October 2019
HTAA Conference - Theme: 'History Matters'
Loreto College Marryatville, Adelaide