Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice to all staff, visitors and members

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice to all staff, visitors and members

The COVID -19 pandemic is having a significant impact on the activities of the Society. The Commissariat Store is continuing to remain open at the moment but the position may be reviewed in due course. The position with regards to this issue is changing daily.

To help protect our staff, and our mature aged guides and volunteers all school visits have been cancelled.

We have also made the decision to either cancel or postpone future events.

  1. The monthly lectures held on the Wednesday for the months of April, May and June 2020 have been cancelled. The planned lectures after June will be reviewed in due course.
  2. The Cook Conference to be held on 23 May 2020 at the State Library has been cancelled.
  3. The Cook Conference to be held on 29 May 2020 at Agnes Water has been cancelled.
  4. The Queensland Day Dinner to be held at the Brisbane Club on 6 June 2020 has been postponed. The postponed date is still to be decided.

Please note:

If you have just arrived from overseas or have come in close contact with a person infected with Covid-19 you should self-isolate for 14 days.

If you experience symptoms of fever, a cough, sore throat, fatigue and shortness of breath, please seek medical advice!

Also practise safe distancing procedures and if you have the above symptoms or have been tested positive for COVID-19 you will be refused entry to the Commissariat Store.

I thank you very much for your support with regards to this issue.

With compliments,

Stephen W Sheaffe

President

17 March 2020

Call for nominations KERR MEDAL OF DISTINCTION

 

Nominations are called for the John and Ruth Kerr Medal of Distinction, closing on 31 March 2020.

Details of the selection criteria and nomination form are available on the website: https://queenslandhistory.org/awards-and-medals/

The Royal Historical Society of Queensland and the Professional Historians Association (Queensland) have renamed the John Douglas Kerr Medal of Distinction as the John and Ruth Kerr Medal of Distinction. This is in recognition of their combined contribution: John as an historian and statistician, Councillor and Honorary Librarian of The Royal Historical Society of Queensland, and as a founder and Honorary Treasurer of the Professional Historians Association (Queensland). Ruth’s recognition is in historiography, her contribution to community and academic history in Australia, and the major role that she has played in the RHSQ Society for over 50 years.

The John and Ruth Kerr Medal of Distinction in research and writing Australian history may be awarded each year by the Society in conjunction with the Professional Historians’ Association (Queensland). The award ceremony coincides with the RHSQ’s annual Queensland Day Dinner. A joint committee formed between The Royal Historical Society of Queensland and the Professional Historians’ Association (Queensland) oversees the rules and criteria for the award and selects the recipient.