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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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Dr Russell Cowie Excellence in History Education Awards
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

CompetitionsCurrent CompetitionsFeaturedSpecial Events

2021 National History Challenge

Closes Friday, 27 August 2021 The National History Challenge is a research-based competition for students. It gives your students a chance to be an historian, researching world history, examining Australia’s past, investigating their community and exploring their own roots. It…
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FeaturedProfessional Development

Professional Development Workshops 2021

Australian Curriculum: History Review webinar ACARA is in the consultation phase of the Review and it is important teachers have the opportunity to examine the proposed changes and provide feedback. With this in mind, the QHTA invite you to register…
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Seminars / Workshops

What's On with QHTA

28 February 2021
Call for Presentations due
2021 QHTA State Conference
3 March 2021
History TeachMeet (Online)
Run by St Margarets College
Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pmMore Information
4 March 2021
2021 QHTA Annual General Meeting
Time: 4:45pm for a 5:00pm start
Venue: The Brunswick HotelMore Information
20 March 2021
The Friends of Antiquity: 26th Annual Ancient History Day @ UQ
9:00am - 4:00pm More information
31 March 2021
Australian History Competition
Registrations close
27 May 2021
History TeachMeet (Online)
Run by St Margarets College
Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pmMore Information
30 May-4 June 2021
Australian History Competition
Competition run in schools
21 June 2021
QHTA Webinar - Australian Curriculum: History Review
Presented by: Dr Brian Hoepper & Kay Bishop
4-5pm online. Cost: freeRegister
26 June 2021
QHTA State Conference
"History: Who Knew?"
Clairvaux Mackillop CollegeMore information
27 August 2021
National History Challenge closes
Theme - Significance: History Matters
17 September 2021
QHTA Historical Writing Competition closes
5 November 2021
2022 Simpson Prize closes