Overview of The Brisbane History Group
The Brisbane History Group was formed in February 1981 to encourage and promote the study of Brisbane’s history. The Brisbane History Group:
- Is a not-for-profit organisation which was established to research and preserve the history of Brisbane and its environs
- Is a lively, active group that presents the city’s history in an authoritative, reliable and relevant form suited to the new century and for all members of the community
- Has played a significant role in persuading governments to establish heritage legislation and makes representations when heritage values are threatened
- Publishes a range of books, papers and discussions which are sought by libraries, schools and tertiary institutions
- Produces a newsletter at regular intervals throughout the year which keeps members informed about the work of the committee, forthcoming events, heritage issues and special promotions
- Encourages links between the academic world and the wider community..
- Fosters sound research methodology and provides opportunities for novice historians to develop their skills
- Presents the history and heritage of Brisbane through seminars, book launches, bus and walking tours and river cruises
- Promotes research into facets of Brisbane history and, through its seminar days, provides a venue for making research findings more widely known
- Possesses a valuable collection of reference and research materials, the BHG Research Library, dedicated to the history and heritage of the Brisbane region, and accessible to all members by prior arrangement
- Encourages co-operation with other historical/heritage bodies
- Will achieve more and speak with greater authority when it has the backing of a large committed membership.