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

Frequently Asked Questions


If you can't find the answer to your questions on the website, please contact the secretary.

Who is eligible to join History Queensland?
Our Constitution (2011) opens membership to:

  • Member Societies whose representatives must be nominated members of “duly constituted not for profit genealogical, family history or historical societies in the State of Queensland”.

  • Associate Members being special interest groups and/or persons who may or may not have a membership of an affiliated society. Such members have no voting rights.

  • Honorary Members and Life Members.

How can we join?

  • Use the online application form.

What insurance options do you offer?

  • HQ has various insurance options available to member organisations.

Can individuals join History Queensland?

  • No, History Queensland is an organisation representing member societies.

Do we have to be an Incorporated Group to join?

  • No. Read more about Incorporation.

    Incorporation is a voluntary choice of the group; it is neither compulsory nor obligatory but does provide some advantages you may wish to consider. 

    To found out more click here regarding any questions on the pros and cons of this action.

Can ordinary members of an HQ member organisation attend the AGM and general meetings?

  • Not just the committee of these groups?

  • Yes, all members of any HQ member group are very welcome to attend. However, any voting is limited to one vote per member organisation.

Can I ask HQ for historical information about people or places for my research?

  • No. HQ does not hold any historical data. Contact a HQ member society in the area you are researching.

What activities has History Queensland undertaken in recent years?
Past activities include:

  • Held general meetings in Caloundra, Rockhampton, Caboolture, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Gayndah, Ipswich, Toowoomba, North Pine, Bundaberg, North Pine, Warwick, Fassifern and Blackbutt. These meetings included guest speakers and conducted tours offering great opportunities to network with like-minded people.

  • Given evidence before the Federal Government’s inquiry into the treatment of Census Forms. History Queensland’s contribution has been included in a volume of published submissions.

  • Previously held six biennial Family and Local History Fairs at the Mt Gravatt Showgrounds, Brisbane, and more recently three State Conferences at various venues. The State Conferences included a family history fair.

  • Making submissions to State Cabinet relating to conservation of archived material and access to records.

  • Leading a campaign to Federal Government to keep national archives vital to Queensland in Queensland.

  • Making submissions to Federal Government to support continued funding for the National Library of Australia, specifically for the Trove newspaper project.

  • Making a submission to the Tune review of the National Archives of Australia.
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