• Welcome to The Royal Historical Society of Queensland

    Welcome to The Royal Historical Society of Queensland

  • Yes we

    Yes we're open!

    The Commissariat Store Museum and RHSQ Headquarters remains open during the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane construction period.
  • Home
    The Society’s headquartered in the Commissariat Store in the Brisbane CBD. The Commissariat Store is Queensland’s oldest habitable, and most significant heritage building.
  • Commissariat Store Museum

    Commissariat Store Museum

    The Society manages the Commissariat Store Museum. The museum highlights various aspects of Queenslands convict, colonial and contemporary history. With the generous support of our volunteers the Museum is open 10am – 4pm Tuesday to Friday. A small admission fee applies.
  • Events and Activities

    Events and Activities

    The Society maintains an active program events to promote Queensland History. These include regular lunch time talks, themed RHSQ @home days, our Annual History Seminar, The Queensland Day Dinner, Separation Day Cocktails and other events from time to time.
  • Publications

    Publications

    The Royal Historical Society of Queensland are active publishers of Queensland History related material. Our main publication is the Queensland History Journal, published quarterly, a copy of which is supplied to members. From time to time the Society also publishes other works.

Membership

Support the research, publication and promotion of Queensland History through membership of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland.

Benefits include receiving the Queensland History Journal, Bulletin and members rates at most RHSQ events.

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Featured Publication

Lost Brisbane 2

 

Lost Brisbane 2

The Royal Historical Society of Queensland is pleased to announce that Lost Brisbane 2 and Surrounding Areas: The Later Years is available for purchase. Created in conjunction with QBD The Bookshop, Lost Brisbane 2 is a spectacular collection of photographs from the Society’s photographic collection accompanied by detailed captions to tell the story of each photo. 

The book is not only about buildings and places that no longer exist. It highlights the changes in landscapes, streetscapes, work places, transport, and recreational pursuits. The camera unleashed a great opportunity to record the life of the city and panoramas from key vantage points show how the landscape has changed.

Lost Brisbane was compiled over many thousands of hours by the volunteers on the RHSQ Publications Team – Kay Cohen, Val Donovan, Ruth Kerr, Margaret Kowald, Lyndsay Smith and Jean Stewart.

Lost Brisbane is available for purchase from the Commissariat Store for $35.00 per copy.

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Question no. 3.:
Which organisation donated the prizes for the Third Australian Machine Gun Company sports day on the 3rd of September, 1918?
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Question no. 3.:
Which organisation donated the prizes for the Third Australian Machine Gun Company sports day on the 3rd of September, 1918?

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# No.2 our Quiz made by Kelsey:
How many nurses signed the SS Kyarra Friendship Handkerchief in 1915?
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# No.2 our Quiz made by Kelsey:
How many nurses signed the SS Kyarra Friendship Handkerchief in 1915?

Kelsey Frith (Brisbane State High School) spends her work experience at the Commissariat Store. She has compiled a 10-question-quiz, and the winner can pick up a copy of 'The Fell Tyrant' at the Commissariat Store. I hope you will enjoy the quiz in the next 10 days, and thank you Kelsey for your hard work!

1.Which of the following answers wasn’t an alternate name given to the Next-Of-Kin Memorial Plaque? Hint: This plaque was given in WW1 to widows or mothers of British Commonwealth soldiers who died as a result of action against the enemy.
A) Death Plaque
B) Commonwealth Commemoration
C) The King’s Penny
D) Widow’s Penny
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Kelsey Frith (Brisbane State High School) spends her work experience at the Commissariat Store. She has compiled a 10-question-quiz, and the winner can pick up a copy of The Fell Tyrant at the Commissariat Store. I hope you will enjoy the quiz in the next 10 days, and thank you Kelsey for your hard work!

1.Which of the following answers wasn’t an alternate name given to the Next-Of-Kin Memorial Plaque? Hint: This plaque was given in WW1 to widows or mothers of British Commonwealth soldiers who died as a result of action against the enemy.
A) Death Plaque
B) Commonwealth Commemoration
C) The King’s Penny
D) Widow’s Penny

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Upcoming RHSQ Events

Wednesday Talk: Justice Stephen

Wednesday Talk: Justice Stephen

Wed Jul 12th, 2017, 12:30PM - Wed Jul 12th, 2017, 1:30PM

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