The meeting place of two rivers or clear waters was known by the local indigenous population as Quinbean, which is the name of our Historical Journal.
In 1828 an ex-convict named Timothy Beard, who was known to be an innkeeper from Campbelltown, had a squattage called Quinbean on the Molonglo River. Beard was credited with having the first settlement close to the present site of Queanbeyan, though his occupancy was illegal.
Quinbean has been published since 2007. Thank you to past Editors Andrew Blundell and Gillian Kelly.
The Journal is published three times a year and a subscription is is part of your membership to QDHMS Inc.
Quinbean is Edited by John McGlynn and Kerrie Ruth. The Editors welcome contributions.
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Extra copies of Quinbean can be purchased for $6.00 ea or $5.00 ea if you are a Member.
Quinbean Journals – past volumes are being scanned to pdf:
Please acknowledge the authors and the journal if using scanned Quinbeans for research
Quinbean Volume One – 2007
Quinbean Volume Two – 2008 – 2009
Quinbean Volume Three – 2009 – 2010
QDHMS Member’s Newsletter
The Queanbeyan and District Historical Museum Society Members Newsletter was Edited by Kerrie Ruth and Nancy Monk. We have paused newsletter production because of ill health of volunteers and during the Covid 19 Pandemic, and have kept in touch with members via e-mail and Quinbean.
You can contact us on email@example.com
Download our newsletters:
Newsletter March April 2017 (pdf 1.31MB)
Newsletter Final May June 2016 (pdf 2 KB)
QDHMS Newsletter October 2015 (pdf 872 KB)
QDHMS Newsletter June 2015 (pdf 856 KB)
Newsletter February 2015 (pdf 1.08 MB)
QDHMS Newsletter October 2014-1 (pdf 4.3MB)
QDHMS Newsletter June 2014 (pdf 4.3 MB)
Newsletter March 2014 (pdf 937KB)
Newsletter Oct 2013 (pdf 5.51 MB)
Newsletter July 2013 (pdf 5.21 MB)
Newsletter February 2013 (pdf 12.47 MB)
Newsletter September 2012 (pdf 15.66 MB)
Newsletter March April 2012 (pdf 5.26 MB)
Books for sale
We have a number of publications for sale at the Museum:
Errol Lea-Scarlett, Queanbeyan District and People, Queanbeyan Municipal Council, 1968 – $10
Susan Mary Withycombe, Town in Transition, Queanbeyan 1945-1985 – $5
Susan Mary Withycombe, Gale Force: John Gale and the Siting of the National Capital, 2001 – $5
Ancel Johnston Townsman : Some Reminiscences of Ancel Kildmore Johnston (1896-1980), 1981 – $2
Compiled by John D Johnston, A Guide to the Naming of the Streets of Queanbeyan, 1979 – $2
Queanbeyan Museum Exhibition Catalogue School of Arts Cafe : the cafe for the showbiz connoisseur 2006 – $2