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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

ConferencesProfessional Development

HTAA Annual Conference

'2020 Hindsight' 2020 HTAA Annual Conference 30th September - 2nd October 2020, Perth Trinity College, Perth 2020 NATIONAL HISTORY TEACHERS' CONFERENCE HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 12-14 2021Join us at the 2020 HTAA Annual Conference, 30th September - 2nd October 2020,…
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CompetitionsCurrent CompetitionsFeatured

Simpson Prize Competition 2021

CLOSES 6 NOVEMBER 2020 The History Teachers' Association of Australia (HTAA), together with HTAA State affiliates, conducts this competition for Year 9 and 10 students on behalf of the Australian Government. The focus of the competition is the significance of…
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Seminars / Workshops

What's On with QHTA

4 March 2021
2021 QHTA Annual General Meeting
Time: 4:45pm for a 5:00pm start
Venute: TBAMore Information
30 May-4 June 2021
Australian History Competition
Competition run in schools
Registrations now openMore information
26 June 2021
QHTA State Conference
"History: Who Knew?"
Clairvaux Mackillop CollegeMore information