History Queensland Inc
PO Box 399 Mt Gravatt Qld 4122
ABN 12 234 568 600 | Patron: Bill Kitson


History Queensland Inc. was established on 15 July 1995. Local and Family History Societies operate throughout Queensland because of the dedication of thousands of members who give their services voluntarily to promote their common interest. The aim of HQ is to act as an umbrella group that gives all such societies a united voice in promoting the interests of family historians, local historians and genealogists.

HQ publishes a quarterly newsletter, coordinates a biennial fair for members to showcase themselves, and offers member organisations specialised insurance including Public Liability coverage.

To read more about History Queensland click here.

A New Event for Queensland - Conference 2015

In time and place: local history, family history, social history

Conference Update

In Time and Place - 3/4 October 2015

A great date to be added to everyone's 2015 Diary!

Keynote Speakers

The three keynote speakers for the conference will highlight the theme of 'Time and Place' in drawing connections between local and family history from their own perspectives. They are:

Dave Obee, journalist, genealogical researcher and international speaker from British Columbia.

Janis Wilton , Associate Professor, University of New England, whose interests include oral history; ethnic and family histories; local history; history and museums.

Shauna Hicks
of History Enterprises, formerly archivist and librarian, currently a specialist in local and family history research.

On-site accommodation for the Conference

Affordable accommodation is available at Riverglenn, the site for our conference. However, Riverglenn will only hold a block booking of a minimum 15 rooms for In Time and Place registrants.

Therefore we are seeking expressions of interest from anyone who is thinking of attending the Conference and considering convenient and affordable accommodation. The extent of interest will guide the committee in planning accommodation for those of you living outside Brisbane.

Accommodation options at Riverglenn

Bed and continental breakfast - single beds at $65 per person
Bed and continental breakfast - double bed at $95 per person (limited number)

Three room layouts are available: with private ensuite, with adjoining ensuites and shared bathrooms. For further details visit the Riverglenn website: http://www.riverglenn.net.au/

Your expression of interest will not be considered to be a firm booking.

Please advise me if you are interested in this accommodation option for the Conference weekend of 3/4 October 2015, by 13 February 2015. Contact me through conference@historyqueensland.org.au

What is this Conference all about?

As the first conference of its kind in Queensland, it will be an important meeting for historians interested in families and localities.

It is being organised by History Queensland, Genealogical Society of Queensland and Queensland Family History Society These societies represent family and local historians and their societies across Queensland.

The day and a half program includes 3 keynote speakers and 8 separate talks on each of family and local history topics. The keynote presentations highlight connections between local and family history. Other talks will provide an opportunity to hear about a range of issues impacting on both individuals and societies - experiences, successes, changes, challenges in each field - local and family.

An additional time-slot provides an opportunity for special interest and informal groups to run their own mini sessions or meetings, for example, expert tables; special interest groups; society networking; one-name studies; one-place studies.

Riverglenn provides easy movement from one room to another for talks and catering and plenty of room for relaxed conversation and networking. All catering is managed by Riverglenn, so will be part of registration.

Stalls for organisations and societies are located in or near the catering area. As the number of stall spaces is limited, societies which plan to book a stall need to keep an eye out for registration and booking information.

Janice Cooper
Conference Convener