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 Patron: Shauna Hicks  MA Grad Dip Lib Sc Dip FHS FQFHS

About History Queensland

What is History Queensland

History Queensland is a not-for-profit organisation, run entirely by volunteers.

The Association was formed as a state-wide umbrella organisation to encourage liaison and co-operation between local and family history societies, to promote greater awareness of local and family history and to encourage all levels of government to recognise the importance of local and family history.

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 Association publishes a quarterly newsletter, HQ News as a means of communication and of disseminating information relevant to the interests of member societies. The Society also has a presence on Facebook.

History Queensland Inc, formerly known as the Queensland Association of Local and Family History Societies Inc.
(QALFHS) was established as a not-for-profit organisation in the state of Queensland on 15 July 1995.

Patrick & Mary Wilkinson of New Farm, Brisbane - Golden Wedding Anniversary

Our Aims and Objectives include 

History Queensland provides support and advice

Promotion and development of opportunities for people to participate in

  • family history, local history, genealogical
  • heraldic and small museum activities

Organisation and participation in conferences, seminars and other relevant events.

Produce and distribute publications and other media with useful and interesting information on local and family history and related subjects.

Your group can apply for membership. 

Your group can apply for membership, download our brochure now

How We Can Help

History Queensland provide support and advice
  • For interested groups and individuals wishing to form a regional or local society
  • To improve the services of existing societies
  • Affordable insurance including public liability and voluntary workers insurance
  • Unified representation to government and other relevant bodies on matters of concern to members
  • Help co-ordinate a conference for members to showcase their activities and sell publications

History Queensland Inc.

Management Committee 2024-2025

Patron: Shauna Hicks

President:  Kay Ryan – president@historyqueensland.org.au

Hon. Secretary:  Valerie Thornton – secretary@historyqueensland.org.au

Hon. Treasurer:  Fay Carbis – treasurer@historyqueensland.org.au

Management Committee
Kerry Beeston
Janeth Deen
Ann Metcher
Clive Porritt
Claire Rodwell
Helen Turner

Editor HQ News:  Clive Porritt – newsletter@historyqueensland.org.au

Insurance:  Helen Turner – insurance@historyqueensland.org.au

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