Burns Philp House Flag

House flag of Burns Philp, shipping company, pioneer merchants and founders of North Queensland Insurance Company in 1886

How QI Began

An 'NQI' paperweight promotional gift

Queensland Insurance Building

The turn of 19th Century 'NQI' became 'QI' QBE Insurance LINK

In the year 1973 'QI' become QBE

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Queensland Insurance Company Limited, it's founders Burns Philp & Company and subsiiduaries were established in Australia the latter part of the nineteenth century. This website has become a record of the history that has been made available by those intested as an archive rather than allow it to be lost. It will thus remain on digital record as well as on the World Wide Web should the latter service provision be later discontinued. Webmaster

QI Oldies members and those interested are, of course, still welcome to contribute to the website. here

QI Oldies Spotlight issues are published in QBE Outreach Newsletters. Original issues number QIO 5 to 13 are available here.

MEMBERS' LUNCHEONS have been on an ad hoc regularity as numbers decline as age catches up. Any member wishing to be notified of arranged occasions please register your contact details here or with our Event Co-ordinator, Ron Jackson.

The mosr recent special event with Mr David Burns was held at A Seafood Affair, Moss Vale on 13 November, 2019.

Head Office 82 Pitt Street Sydney, 1948

Queensland Insurance Head Office Sydney


You are quite welcome to share articles of interest for inclusion. In fact it would be a great help and contribute to the diversity of this website that is reliant upon a broad range of material to achieve its aim to preserve events in the history of Queensland Insurance Company and its people. Any format will do for we can prepare for publication, including photographs. To view, also click on the thumbnail pictures in the GALLERY opposite

LATEST UPDATE:- Saturday, 1 February, 2020