RHSQ Council in 2019. L-R back row: Michele Pickering, Rebecca Ling, Jeff O’Mara, John Pearn, Janet Prowse, Denver Beanland. Front row: Barrie Rollason, Michael Halliday, Stephen Sheaffe, Ruth Kerr, Ilona Fekete (Manager).
Management and Leadership
The Royal Historical Society of Queensland is led by a Council. The Council is chaired by the President, who is supported by the Vice President, Hon. Secretary and Hon. Treasurer, Immediate Past President and up to 10 councillors.
The Council is supported by a series of committees that are responsible for overseeing various activities of the Society and reporting on those activities to Council.
Nominations for all Council positions are called prior to the Annual General Meeting.
The Society is grateful for the tireless effort of the many individuals who so freely give their time to serve on the Council, a Committee or through another volunteer role.
|Vice President||Michael Halliday|
|Honorary Secretary||Ruth Kerr|
|Honorary Treasurer||Barrie Rollason|
|Immediate Past President||Dean Prangley|
The Committee structure is determined by Council. Committee chairpersons and members are appointed at the first Council meeting following the Annual General Meeting. From time to time, the Council may change the committee structure or change committee membership during the year.
|Awards Committee||Ruth Kerr||Denver Beanland, John Pearn, Stephen Sheaffe|
|'Dig Tree' Committee||Denver Beanland||Dean Prangley, Ruth Kerr, John Pearn, Stephen Sheaffe|
|John Douglas Kerr Medal of Distinction Committee||Stephen Sheaffe||Janet Prowse, John Pearn|
|Program Committee||Jon Stanford||Maryanne Pender, Dean Prangley, Tim Roberts, Michael Halliday, Michelle Pickering|
|Membership Committee||Michael Halliday||Denver Beanland, Ruth Kerr, Noel Fawkes, Stephen Sheaffe, Ilona Fekete|
|Museum Committee||Jeff O'Mara||Graeme Nicholson, Dean Prangley, Tim Roberts, Michelle Pickering, Samantha Rowe|
|Queen's Wharf Road Precinct (Brisbane) Committee||Stephen Sheaffe||Denver Beanland, Ruth Kerr, Dean Prangley, Ilona Fekete|
|Publications Committee||Ruth Kerr||Val Donovan, Margaret Kowald, Graeme Nicholson|
|Grants Co-Ordinator||Rebecca Ling|
|Library Manager||Ruth Kerr|
The following supporting roles exist outside the committee structure although report to and are appointed by Council in the same way as the committees.
|Brisbane Living Heritage Network Representative||Glenda Sheaffe|
|Bulletin Editor||Graeme Nicholson|
|Commissariat Store Museum Exhibition Curator||Samantha Rowe|
|Federation of Australian Historical Societies Representatives||Michael Halliday and Tim Roberts|
|National Archives of Australia Brisbane Consultative Forum Representatives||Ruth Kerr|
|Queensland History Journal Editorial Team||Editor Margaret Kowald supported by Assistant Editors Val Donovan and Ruth Kerr|
|Queensland State Archives Consultative Forum||Ruth Kerr|
|Web content manager||Deana Hamwood|
The Royal Historical Society of Queensland is indebted to our previous Presidents for their work and dedication to the Society. In this section we take note of those people who have made a contribution to our Society through their leadership in this demanding role.
|25||Dean Prangley||2014 - 2017|
|24||Helen Brackin||2012 - 2014|
|23||Carolyn Nolan||2009 - 2012|
|22||Denver Beanland||2007 - 2009|
|21||Jean Stewart||2004 - 2007|
|20||Ian Hadwen||2001 - 2004|
|19||Stephen Sheaffe||1998 - 2001|
|18||Michael White||1995 - 1998|
|17||Ruth Kerr||1992 - 1995|
|16||Ron Wood||1989 - 1992|
|15||Rod Mcleod||1986 - 1989|
|14||Drury Clarke||1983 - 1986|
|13||Norman Pixley||1967 - 1983|
|12||Sir Raphael Cilento||1953 - 1967|
|11||Allan Morrison||1948 - 1953|
|10||Henry Alcock||1945 - 1948|
|9||Raphael Cilento||1943 - 1945|
|8||Geoffrey Ward||1941 - 1943|
|7||Malcolm Campbell||1940 - 1941|
|6||Fergus McMaster||1937 - 1940|
|5||Thomas Welsby||1936 - 1937|
|4||Raphael Cilento||1935 - 1936|
|3||Inigo Jones||1930 - 1935|
|2||Francis Cumbrae-Stewart||1917 - 1930|
|1||Sir Arthur Morgan||1913 - 1916|