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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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Acknowledgement of Country

The QHTA acknowledges and recognises the traditional custodians of the land throughout Australia. As teachers and educators of history, we know that a better understanding and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures develops an enriched appreciation of Australia’s cultural heritage and can lead to reconciliation. This is essential to the maturity of Australia as a nation and fundamental to the development of an Australian identity. Therefore we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging for they hold the memories, the traditions, the histories, the culture and hopes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across the nation.

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

Congratulations. Dr Brian Hoepper OAM

Dear Members and friends,

The Queensland History Teachers' Association is very proud to share that Dr Brian Hoepper, Patron and former President, has been recognised for his ‘service to education’ by being awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the 2024 Australia Day Honours list.

Dr Brian Hoepper is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading lights in History education and his influence on the teaching of History and Social Sciences throughout the nation has been profound. For decades he has helped shape and inspire the thinking and classroom practice of thousands of pre-service and practising teachers by virtue of: pioneering a new way of teaching history; helping shape curriculum at a state and national level; his presentations at regional, state, national and international conferences, workshops and teacher meetings; his writing of numerous texts and journal articles; the significant role he played in the National History Project and the National Centre for History Education; his design and leadership of many professional development projects created specifically for History teachers; and his involvement in QHTA in a range of capacities - voluntary Executive member, newsletter and journal editor, President, Life Member and currently as Patron.

QHTA Media Release
Noosa Today article

Please see above our Media Release and an article written by Dr Hoepper OAM, first published in Noosa Today.

Outstanding History Teacher Awards

The QHTA each year invites nominations of teachers, who have demonstrated outstanding contributions in the field of History teaching. These awards are sponsored by 'WorldStrides'.

2019 & 2023 recipients
Dr Russell Cowie Excellence in History Education Awards

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.

2017-2019 recipients
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Conferences & Events

FeaturedProfessional Development
03/12/2023

2024 QHTA State History Conference

QHTA 2024 State History Conference University of the Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay Campus (North Brisbane). Saturday 22 June 2024 9:00am to 4:00pm Call for Presentations due 9 February 2024 The Queensland History Teachers’ Association invites you to submit a proposal…
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FeaturedProfessional Development
12/01/2024

2024 QHTA Early Career Conference

Early Career Conference 2024 QHTA Early Career Conference Sunday, 25 February 2024. 9am - 3pm. Stuartholme School 365 Birdwood Terrace, Toowong The QHTA Early Career Conference provides an opportunity for beginning and experienced teachers who are new to teaching History…
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ConferencesFeatured
03/12/2023

2024 QHTA AGM

2024 QHTA AGM Date: 6 March 2024 Time: 4:00-5:30pm Venue:  The Brunswick Hotel, 569 Brunswick Street, New Farm The meeting provides an excellent opportunity for you to connect with fellow history educators, share your ideas and contribute to the growth…
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Seminars / Workshops

What's On with QHTA

9 February 2024
Call for Speakers submission forms due
QHTA State Conference: 22 June 2024
University of the Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay Campus (North Brisbane)More information
25 February 2024 (Sunday)
Early Career Conference
Stuartholme School
4:30-5:30pmRegistration
28 February 2024 (Wednesday)
Professional Development Webinars
AC Year 7 v9: Deep Time. Ms Sarah Coleman
4:30-5:30pmRegistration
29 February 2024 (Thursday)
History TeachMeet
Online
4:30-5:30pmMore Here
4 March 2024 (Monday)
Professional Development Webinar
Ancient Histoy: Hatshepsut. Dr Glenn Davies
4:30-5:30pmRegistration
6 March 2024 (Wednesday)
QHTA AGM
Time: 4:00pm
Venue: The Brunswick HotelMore Information
31 March 2024
Australian History Competition
Registrations close
20-24 May 2024
Queensland History Week
27 May-31 May 2024
Australian History Competition
Competition run in schools
22 June 2024
QHTA State Conference
University of Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay Campus (North Brisbane)
9:00am - 4:00pmMore Information