Centenary Day Dinner Gallery

Centenary Day Dinner Gallery

On the 21st of August 1913 The Historical Society of Queensland was founded and to celebrate 100 years a commemorative dinner was held at Tattersalls Club.

Thanks to our supporters Claire Walker and Rachael Lovett for musical entertainment, Michel’s Patisserie Myer Centre for assisting with the Birthday Cake and leonsharpe.com for supplying photographic equipment.

Book Auction Gallery

Book Auction Gallery

At our 5th Book Auction hundreds of books went under the hammer and were acquired by new owners. Special thanks to Blocksidge & Ferguson Limited for their ongoing support of this event.


Australian History Curriculum 2013 – Moreton Bay Penal Settlement Year 5 Reference Material

The Commissariat Store Museum has the following publications which support the new Australian Year 5 History Curriculum and our Educational School Tours

  • ‘The Fell Tyrant or the Suffering Convict’ showing the horrid and dreadful suffering of the Convicts of Norfolk Island and Moreton Bay
  • ‘Convicts at Moreton Bay:1824-1859’

These publications can be purchased from the Royal Historical Society of Queensland Bookshop by phoning or emailing the office.

2012-2013 Office Bearers

Below is the list of elected members of the Society’s Council following the AGM

President: Helen McMonagle
Honorary Secretary: Ruth Kerr
Honorary Treasurer: Barrie Rollason


Che Aberdeen
Denver Beanland
Marilyn England
Hilary Fisher
Rebecca Ling
John Pearn
Dean Prangley
Jean Stewart
Carolyn Nolan (Immediate past President)

There were no nominations for the Vice President positions.

Italian Exhibition Launch details

Italian Exhibition Launch details

Exhibition Poster


RHSQ “At Home” – 24 November 2012

Featuring the Grand Opening of The Italian Presence Exhibition, which will run for 18 months.

This event will also feature talks from prominent historians on Queensland’s Italian heritage including Dr Catherine Dewhirst and Dr Stefano Girola, and the launch of Marilyn England’s new book based on Toowong’s history.

Venue: The Commissariat Store, 115 William Street BRISBANE

Time: 10am-4pm – registration opens at 9.30am

Cost: $15 (members) and $20 (non-members) includes a light lunch.

Please RSVP as soon as possible as seats are limited.