Walter Fisher Grant(s) for Mycology Research – Four awarded

The Society is pleased to announce the successful applicants for grants of >$23,000 for research into microscopic or macroscopic fungi. The grants honour Queenslander Walter Fisher whose career focused on yeasts. Details are on the Research Fund page. Understanding the […]

Proceedings 132 now published and printed

The 2023 annual volume 132 of the Proceedings of The Royal Society of Queensland has been completed and printed. Congratulations to the authors and thanks to Honorary Editor Dr Julien Louys and Associate Editor Dr Justyna Miszkiewicz.    

New access to Proceedings archive

The Biodiversity Heritage Library based in the USA in collaboration with CSIRO and the National Museum, Victoria, have reached a milestone in a project to addarticle data to both The Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland and Transactions of the Philosophical […]

Geraldine Hall Memorial Prize for writing on health in remote communities

Pharmacist Geraldine Hall, educated at the University of Queensland, took a position as Pharmacist at the public hospital on Norfolk Island in 1999. In 2006 she opened her own pharmacy business in the Island’s commercial centre and became a trusted […]

Proceedings 131 complete

The 131st issue of the Proceedings of The Royal Society of Queensland has been completed and printed. The full text is available free of charge online. The Society has been able to continue to offer free open access without shifting […]

Coal seam gas alarm raised

The irreversible damage that mining for coal seam gas can wreak on cropping land through subsidence was a highlight of a scientific paper published by four members of The Royal Society of Queensland in its 2022 annual Proceedings. Lead author […]

Call for papers and thesis abstracts, 2023 Proceedings

Papers are invited for the Proceedings of The Royal Society of Queensland, Volume 132. Details on the Proceedings page. Short communications, student abstracts and opinion pieces are welcome, as well as conventional research articles. The 2022 edition featured an Early […]

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 […]

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 […]