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                                                                        8th October, 2005








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Welcome to our new MembersMargret Pengelly, Bridget & Harold Broadbent




22nd October – Talk by Peter Ludlow on Peel Island


26th November – 25th Anniversary Celebrations (RSVP by 1st November, 2005)


Don’t forget the club rooms are now open on Friday 9 am – 1 pm



 Next Meeting is at 1 pm Saturday, 12th November, 2005




David Jimmieson

Vice President

Elaine Elms


Janet O’Flaherty


Helen Eaton


Joanne Beeston

Assistant Librarians

Jane O’Brien, Chris Ryder & Glenys Gordon

Publications Editor (Hindsight & Newsletter)

Elaine Elms

Webpage Co-ordinator

Chris Ryder

Cemetery Records

Julie Saunders

Publicity Officer





Well, another month has passed with the usual activities being performed in the background.

A good afternoon was had by those who attended the presentation by Lisa Jones, the historian of the Police Museum.  It is truly surprising the amount of general information that exists that is not necessarily individual Police Service oriented.


I must apologize for my absence, during which, Elaine deputized very efficiently, as I was at the centenary celebration of the small country town of Coominya.  I managed to acquire a book called “CONFIDENCE & TRADITION” - a history of Esk Shire for the Club.


Our next guest speaker is Peter Ludlow to talk on the subject of Peel Island so do not forget the 22nd October.  


Our preparations for the 25th Anniversary Dinner on 26th November are progressing, but do not forget that there is seating for only sixty persons, so first in – best dressed.


Happy researching,





Doug C. – Every Wednesday morning & 2nd Saturday morning

David – Every Monday afternoon, every Friday morning, & 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Saturday morning

Janet – Every Monday morning & 2nd Saturday morning

Elaine – Every Wednesday afternoon

Jane - 3rd & 4th Saturday morning

Pat V. – 2nd Wednesday morning

Coral – 2nd Wednesday afternoon

Trevor – 4th Wednesday afternoon

Gloria – 1st Saturday morning & 4th Monday morning

Glenys – Every Monday morning

Joanne – Every Friday morning & 3rd & 4th Saturday morning

Doug S. – 1st & 3rd Friday morning


We are in need of more members to volunteer for ‘duty’.  It is not hard - it is just a case of being there to assist new members and visitors.  Ideally we would like to have two duty persons per session.  At the moment, most days, we have just one person ‘on duty’.


25th Anniversary Celebrations UPDATE

Plans for the dinner are well in hand.   Please RSVP by 1st November, 2005, so that the caterer can have final numbers….also numbers are limited.


The 25th Anniversary Raffle will be drawn at the party, and there will be a lucky door prize, so keep your ‘ticket’ as this has your lucky number on.  Those people who paid before the tickets were ready, you can either collect your tickets from the office or they will be mailed to you shortly.


WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? (BBC2 English Programme)

If you want to see 3 episodes of this very interesting family history programme, please enquire at the office.



Tickets ($1.00 each) are continually on sale for monthly raffles….you’ve got to be in it, to win it…..If you look in the library, you will see that over the last 6 months or so, that the raffles have been run, an enormous amount of resources* has been purchased with the proceeds of the raffles.


*The main criteria used for the selection of items to be purchased with raffle proceeds, is value for money.  Each month, we try to get resources from a different State of Australia.  We try to select items that will be of use to a lot of our members, not just one member. We would like to get more overseas resources, BUT, we cannot find any that are good value for the money.  SO, if you come across a good resource, let someone in the office know….we need the name of the item, cost, and where to purchase it.  All items selected for purchase, are listed and passed at the Monthly Meetings before purchase is made.  If you don’t like the items selected, say so!  If you would prefer something else be purchased…say so!


The September Monthly Raffle is a beauty – 1st prize is the shaving mirror with drawer, hand made and donated by Jack Piper.  Tickets are $1.00 each….there are 2nd and 3rd prizes as well….


Scribble Pads for sale – 50c each – very handy for all those notes


 GROUP SHEET BOOKLETS……For Sale - $5.00 each

We have produced a number of these booklets, as a fund raiser, to help you ‘keep track of your families’ while doing your family tree research……Available from the Office



PLEASE REMEMBER our 25th Anniversary Hindsight – get your stories in NOW!


Let’s make this a really special edition of our magazine….thank you to the members who have already submitted their stories and photos….email me at





Lisa gave a very interesting talk. The museum is open from Monday to Friday and is situated at 200 Roma Street, Brisbane.  It has a research area, but is very limited in space (i.e. only 2 maybe 3 people at one time).  By contacting the Museum, they can bring the files in for you, as most of the files are archived.


Some areas of interest which can help with your research are – swearing in certificates, seniority lists, register of members of the Police Force 1856-1936, Photographic collection 1870+, newspaper clippings 1930, 1970 to now, maps and plans (police stations and reserves, lock ups, townships), establishment books (staff listings by station 1952-1982(, discharge certificates January 1928 – March 1983, biography files (notable/interesting police officers), Archive/Library (books, magazines, police papers, police documents).


Other files of interest – station files, deceased police officers, biographies and awards.  Historical – aeroplanes, bush rangers, crimes, explorers


Contact postage address Qld. Police Service, GPO Box 1440, Brisbane, 4001, Qld.



(Some of the) New Additions to our library resources

(There are too many to list all of the new additions!!)



Esperance Family History Society, W.A.

Hervey Bay Family History Association – Bay Leaves (Qld)

Genealogical Society of the Northern Territory (Winnellie, N.T.)



Coleyville, Engelsburg (Kalbar), Boonah, Highfields Baptist Cemeteries (Q)

Cleveland Cemetery (Qld)

Albany Creek Cemetery (Qld)

Coburg Cemetery (Vic)

Liverpool Asylum 1859-1883, 1882-1894 Admissions & discharges (donated by Jack Piper)



Miscellaneous cemeteries (Qld)

Courier Mail obituaries (July 2004-Sept.2004)

Courier Mail obituaries (articles by surname 2004-2005)

Brookfield and Moggill cemeteries



Eureka Stockade (donated by D. Jimmieson)

This is Norfolk Island (donated by D. Jimmieson)

Irish Convicts to NSW 1791-1800 Passenger Lists Vol.1 & 2 (donated by J.Piper)

Angor to Zillman, stories North Qld. deserted towns  (donated by J. O’Brien)

Sons to the Empire’s cause, Tumbarumba, NSW in WWI (donated by J.Piper)

Australian Army Nursing Service WWI – nominal roll

Maryborough Heritage Register – Immigration to Maryborough 1870-1874

Ships into Maryborough – City of Agra 14.7.1876 & 21.7.1877; Caroline 12.10.1878; Flying Cloud 30.8/1870; Glamis 30.5.1878; Golden South 2.6.1866; Herschel 10.9.1878; High Flyer 2.12.1878; Humboldt 29.10.1873; Indus 26.2.1876; Scottish Hero 5.4.1879; Saracca 14.12.1877; Great Qld 18.12.1875; St. James 24.7.1874; Tim Whiffler 26.1.1874 & 16.6.1875; Gauntlet 1.1.1875

Australian Almanac (donated by D. Jimmieson)


BOOK REVIEWS by Joanne Beeston (Librarian)


Moreton Bay People, the complete collection by P. Ludlow (who will be visiting our rooms on Sat. 22nd October) and donated by Jack Piper.  This book is full of information, maps and photographs.  A lot of research has gone into producing this book and in documenting the past.  Found in Qld Section Code: REF QLD MOR-8


Convict Road Gangs 1826-1836 by I. Webb.  This book is full of information on the every day of a convict on a road gang, what they built, and the tools they used, the food that was allocated to them for the day, and much more on their lifestyle.  A lot of information and photos.  Found in the Convict Section Code: CON CON-8


Pioneers of the Kilcoy District, 1900-1920 Vol.2 researched and compiled by G. Hutson, N. Lowien and L. Jenkinson.  This book is extremely well presented, with a lot of family history information as well as photos.  Great for members with family from that area.  Well worth reading.  Found in Qld. Section Code: REF QLD KIL-2



If you are ever in Maryborough, drop in at the Maryborough District Family History Society (cnr. Wharf & Richmond Streets).  Earlier this month, Jane, Glenys, Joanne & Elaine visited this Group and were made most welcome.  They have a wide range of information available, and the volunteer staff were most helpful. 


As an added bonus, they were in Maryborough at the time of the Town Criers World Championships, and Mary Poppins Market Day.   Market day is held every Thursday, with the firing of the cannon at 1 pm.


Internet Addresses for you to try

If you discover an interesting genealogy website while you are surfing the net, please email the web address to me for inclusion in an upcoming newsletter….thank you, Elaine

The webpage addresses given below have not been checked to see if they are still available….I do not have the time to check them all.

Great site with lots of links including Paddington Cemetery

Unwanted certificate listing for W.A.

Index to remote graves

Cemeteries of the mid west region of Western Australia

Register of Ships


Australian Government Gazettes online













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