Award for Outstanding Writing on Social Change

The AUD$10,000 Bruce Piasecki and Andrea Masters Award on Business and Society Writing seeks to inspire future generations to become catalysts for a better, more just society. The winner of the award will be announced in September 2022 with an […]

New Life Member, Em. Prof. Angela Arthington

On 18 June 2022, Emeritus Professor Angela Arthington accepted Council’s offer of Honorary Life Membership. Life Membership can be conferred either for outstanding service to the Society or for significant eminence in scholarship. Prof. Arthington eminently qualifies on both counts. […]


On 3 May 2022 Council member Col Lynam presented on the current state of seismology in Queensland and introduced a recently-published database covering more than 50 years of seismic events. The database – of seismic events from 1866 to 2007 […]

Call for papers and thesis abstracts, 2022 Proceedings

Papers are invited for the Proceedings of The Royal Society of Queensland, Volume 131. Details on the Proceedings page. Short communications, student abstracts and opinion pieces are welcome, as well as conventional research articles. The 2022 edition will feature an […]

Boomerangs and stone tools – Eva Martellotta

Archaeologist Eva Martellotta has been investigating the use of hardwood boomerangs to modify the edges of stone tools. An analysis of ethnographic reports over the past 170 years has revealed that Australian Aboriginal communities were using boomerangs to modify the […]

Early Career Researchers: Showcasing their work to an encouraging audience

Those who missed the first online symposium showcasing ECR scientific research of significance to Queensland missed a thoroughly interesting session. The event featured some 15 presenters, each followed by a Q&A session. This event was free and open to the […]

Research Fund grantees

At the AGM of the Society on 9 December,  two awards were made under the Society’s Research Fund, and two additional awards from a bequest provided by the family of the late Prof Trevor Clifford, Life Member. Ms Alexandria Mattinson, […]

Green Vouchers

Society member Dr Philippa England has drafted a proposal for a green voucher scheme that would overcome the heavy transaction costs of the market-based carbon trading schemes. Dr England presented her proposal at the Society’s AGM on 9 December 2021. […]

Proceedings Volume 129 now online

Almost all articles submitted for Volume 129 of the Proceedings of The Royal Society of Queensland have now been published on line at We congratulate all authors on their scholarship. Printing is on track to be completed by the […]

Governor grants patronage

The Society is gratified that the incoming Governor of Queensland, Dr Jeannette Young PSM, has granted Royal patronage to the Society, a privilege extended by successive Governors since 1885. We express our thanks to Dr Young and look forward to […]