Girl Guides Queensland Guide Museum

Would you like to know more about the history of Girl Guides? Visit our Guide Museum and take a step back in time with us.

Location

Huxtable Guide Hut
Dundalli Street (near No. 17)
Chermside West
On the edge of Huxtable Park at the Webster Road end of Dundalli Street.

Visiting Hours: 

  • Every Tuesday 10am to 2pm
  • First Saturday of each month 10am to 3pm
You can also arrange a visit by appointment. Please contact archives@guidesqld.org 

Donations:
If you wish to make a donation to the Guide Museum please download and complete the Archives Donation form

Girl Guides Queensland welcomes the donation of items related to the history of the organisation. These donation can include:

  • Adult and girl uniforms, badges, event scarves
  • Publications
  • Pictorial and written information pertaining to branches/sections/ programs, events, activities, trainings, state meetings
  • Units current and past
  • State owned campsites, state owned headquarters and guide huts/halls 

Donated items will be accepted provided they:

  • Can be given proper care
  • Sufficient storage/display space is available
  • Are appropriate for the collection
  • Are in fair to good condition for retaining
  • Are of significant historical value and should not be destroyed

Winner 2021 Gallery and Museum Achievement Awards


Jill Hogrefe, Girl Guides Queensland Archive, with her favourite uniform. Photo: Michele Pickering.

Jill Hogrefe
Girl Guides Queensland Archive

Jill’s length of service with the Girl Guides Queensland Archive in a voluntary capacity is the initial, but not the only, stand-out feature that makes her achievements so distinctive. In 1999, she saw a basic gap in the Archive and stepped in to rectify it. This involved the establishment and ongoing development of a database. This important, first task paved the way for Jill to raise the management of the collection to a standard that emulates professional museum and archival practice.

Jill cares for the large and varied collection which includes thousands of artefacts, a large paper-based and photographic collection, and a sizeable costume collection. She has been involved in many relocations of the Archives over the past twenty-two years, and has seen it through several floods and other challenges. With her multitude of roles, Jill still finds time for research, answering enquiries, opening the Archives to the public, publishing, and acquiring items for the collection. Her extraordinary generosity of time, her quest for knowledge, and her ability to put it to good use represents an outstanding achievement.