Baptist Heritage -
(The Baptist Historical Society of Queensland)
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Baptist Heritage Queensland (The Baptist Historical Society of Queensland) was established in 1984 to promote interest in the rich heritage of Baptists in Queensland. Since that time it has conducted many public meetings and seminars featuring families, people, organisations, buildings and movements which have contributed to Baptist work in this state. It has assisted people and churches with information and material about their stories.
The Society aims to encourage churches and their members to preserve their heritage through the care of records and memorabilia at local church and at denominational levels. Several guide sheets offering help on the process of archival work, church record management and publication are available for free distribution, now including digital archiving. Personal advice and help through seminars and consultation with churches and other organisations are also part of the function of the Society. The Society also assists with the activities of the Baptist Church Archives, Queensland.
The Society also produces a newsletter, the Queensland Baptist Forum, which carries articles, news reports and notices about developments in Queensland and elsewhere.
One of the major achievements of the Society is its publication programme. More than
twenty titles are now available covering a diverse range of topics, some of them
in digital form. The most popular, Baptists in Queensland, has been widely used as
a study guide for churches and home groups. Pressing on the with Gospel is the full
history of Baptists in Queensland covering the period 1855-
For links to pages with full details of these and other publications, scroll down.
President: Mr Eric W. Kopittke
98 Yallambee Rd., Jindalee 4074
Phone (+61) 07-
Secretary: Dr Ken G. Smith,
2301/15 Cansdale Street, Yeronga, Qld 4104
Phone 3892 6337 firstname.lastname@example.org
Research and Publication Projects
Festival of Baptist Heritage (as arranged)
Meetings for sharing interests and organizing activities
Support of Baptist Church Archives, Queensland
Research and publication of historical interests through journal and books
Assisting churches and individuals in historical research, promotion and publishing
and more . . . according to members' interests, resources and facilities.
Baptists in Central Queensland 1862-
Launched 18 May 2012
at the QB Convention, Rockhampton, Queensland
200 pages 100 illustrations 5 maps
Order now $15 plus $5 pack and post (Australia)
Covers all the Rockhampton Churches,
Churches in the Region as far west as Longreach
and the work of Camping, QBC and the District Association
This book was published as part of the contribution of Baptist Heritage Queensland
to the celebration of 150th year of the state's independence.
It honours Baptist women who have made such a difference.
It contains the stories of 24 women connected with Queensland Baptist Churches
and celebrates their contributions to churches, communities and mission.
Copies of the book are available $12.50 plus $2.50 postage.
Individual $10 p.a. Family $15 p.a. Corporate $20 p.a.
includes subscription to our journal
Queensland Baptist Forum
3 issues p.a. (Others: $2 each posted)
A Biography of the Life and Work of
Rev. Harold George Hackworthy MC MA, 1891-
By Bill Hughes
Pastor, Chaplain, Church Leader and Counsellor
$15 + $2 postage
Baptists in Queensland: A Guide to their life and faith
Edited by David Parker
3rd edition -
52 pages with charts, tables, boxes and index
Price $5.00 plus $2.50 p & p
Our most popular title -
The National Guide to Australian Baptist Historical Resources and Services
3rd edition -
An indispensable guide to libraries, archives, books, digital material
and historical societies connected with the Baptist denomination