Royal Society of Queensland

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Royal Society of Queensland
Predecessor Queensland Philosophical Society
Formation 1884
Purpose 'Progressing the natural sciences in Queensland'
Headquarters Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

The Royal Society of Queensland was formed in Queensland, Australia in 1884 from the Queensland Philosophical Society, Queensland's oldest scientific institution,[1] with royal patronage granted in 1885.

The aim of the Society is "Progressing the natural sciences in Queensland". The Society supports scientists and scientific endeavour through advocacy, the publication of scientific research, policy analysis and opinion, hosting meetings and public lectures, and maintenance of a substantial scientific library. The Society is a non-partisan, secular, learned society, not an activist lobby group and does not campaign on environmental or planning issues.

Membership is open to any person interested in the progress of science in Queensland.


1883 Augustus Charles Gregory Explorer, Surveyor
1884 Joseph Bancroft Surgeon, Parasitologist
1897 Charles Joseph Pound Microscopist, Bacteriologist
1898 Sydney Barber Josiah Skertchly Geologist, Naturalist
1908 Johannes Christian Brunnich Chemist
2007-12 Craig Walton Public Servant
2013 Geoffrey Edwards Ecologist, Policy Analyst (Retd)

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Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland


  1. ^ Marks, Elizabeth N. (1960). A history of the Queensland Philosophical Society and the Royal Society of Queensland from 1859-1911 (PDF). Brisbane: Royal Society of Queensland. Repr. from Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland; vol. 72 no. 2 (Aug. 1960). Retrieved 10 August 2012. 

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