Welcome to the

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.

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

Nominations now Open

The 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 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.

On the agenda

Conferences & Events

ConferencesFeatured
27/09/2017

HTAA Conference, Brisbane 27-29 Sept 2017

Breaking Boundaries 2017 HTAA National History Conference 27 – 29 September 2017 All Hallows’ School, Ann Street, Brisbane Designed by teachers, for teachers, the HTAA National History 2017 Conference will be hosted in beautiful Brisbane by QHTA at the historic…
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Special Events
30/06/2017

The Dr Russell Cowie Excellence in History Education Award due

The Dr Russell Cowie excellence in history education award due  30 June 2017 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…
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Seminars / Workshops

What's On with QHTA

6 February 2017
Modern History Student Seminar
Somerville House
11 February 2017
Engaging with Local History PD session
James Cook University
21 February 2017
Ancient History Student Seminar
University of Queensland
2 March 2017
Ancient History Student Seminar
Shalom College, Bundaberg
3 March 2017
Modern History Student Seminar
Immanuel College, Sunshine Coast
9 March 2017
Ancient History Student Seminar
Harristown SHS, Toowoomba
9 March 2017
QHTA Annual General Meeting
R.D. Milns Antiquities Museum, UQ
24 March 2017
Modern History Student Seminar
Harristown SHS, Toowoomba
25 March 2017
Friends of Antiquity 'Ancient History Day'
University of Queensland
20 April 2017
Modern History Student Seminar
Somerset College, Gold Coast
27 April 2017
Modern History Student Seminar
University of Queensland
24 May 2017
Australian History Competition
Competition Closes
30 June 2017
The Dr Russell Cowie Excellence in History Education
Award due
18 July 2017
QHTA PD Workshop
Trinity Anglican School, Cairns
19 July 2017
Modern History Student Seminar
Trinity Anglican School, Cairns
20 July 2017
QHTA PD Workshop
Calvary Christian College, Townsville
21 July 2017
Modern History Student Seminar
Calvary Christian College,T'ville
24 July 2017
QHTA PD Workshop
Whitsunday Anglican School, Mackay
25 July 2017
Modern History Student Seminar
Whitsunday Anglican School, Mackay
26 July 2017
QHTA PD Workshop
St Ursula's College, Yeppoon
27 July 2017
QHTA PD Workshop
Shalom College, Bundaberg
28 July 2017
Modern History Student Seminar
Shalom College, Bundaberg
31 July 2017
QHTA PD Workshop
Hervey Bay SHS
10 Nov 2017
Simpson Essay Prize
Entries Close
1 August 2017
Modern History Student Seminar
Hervey Bay SHS
27-29 Sept 2017
HTAA National History Conference
Brisbane