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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

CompetitionsFeatured
08/12/2019

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 2 March…
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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

27 February 2020
QHTA Annual General Meeting
Clayfield College
2 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
3 June 2020
Australian History Competition
Registration closes
27 June 2020
QHTA State Conference - Theme: 'History - Where Next?'
Clairvaux Mackillop College