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Life is a beach: Lindeman Island, Queensland, 1928; Woody Point, Redcliffe, 1919. State Library of Queensland


Date and time: 15 Sep 2014 12:03 PM

1894 and 1897 Women's Suffrage Petitions now available online to all, thanks to QFHS volunteers


In 1894 the Women’s Equal Franchise Association (WEFA) initiated a double petition – one for women to sign and the other for men – which played a key role in galvanising support for the women’s suffrage movement across Queensland. A second group of women through the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union canvassed support again in 1897.

Through a project organised in a partnership between the late Dr John McCulloch, Dr Deborah Jordan and the Queensland Parliament, and with the contribution of the Queensland Family History Society, these petitions have been digitally transcribed and developed into a database that is available to the public.

A wonderful resource for girls, women, genealogists, and historians both in Queensland and across the globe.

More information on the background of the petitions and to view the signatories to the Women's Suffrage Petitions go here

Congratulations to the many people involved in making this happen.

Seminar - final for 2014

Inmates: asylums, prisons and hospitals

with Shauna Hicks and Pauleen Cass 

4 October from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm 


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Shauna Hicks is an archivist, librarian, and family historian with over thirty-five years experience.

Shauna's talks look at resources available for researching asylums and prisons in Australia (and does not include convicts). She will outline the type of information you might find and how useful it is in finding family who simply disappeared.

Pauleen Cass is a dedicated family historian with nearly thirty years' experience tracing her families, both online and offline.Pauleen Cass

Pauleen's talk will show how hospital records can reveal new and interesting information about your ancestors, sometimes about their earliest years in the colonies, but we are constrained by those records that survive. This talk will show you where you might find the records, especially for those with mining ancestors.

Pauleen is a Queenslander who lives in Darwin and has not spoken at previous QFHS seminars. I am sure she will have lots of new resources for you to investigate.


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Inmates: asylums, prisons, and hospitals…

Presenter/s: Shauna Hicks and Pauleen Cass

When: 4 October 2014

Inmates: asylums, prisons, and hospitals

Shauna Hicks is an archivist, librarian, and family historian with over thirty-five years’ experience. She is the author of a n…


Australian Joint Copying Project

Presenter: Ann Swain

When: 10 October 2014 - 10.00 am to 11.30 am

Australian Joint Copying Project

The Australian Joint Copying Project, begun in 1945 to copy Australasian material held in UK repositories, produced over 10,000 r…


Scottish Research: How to get started

Presenter: Chris Schuetz

When: 14 November 2014 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Scottish Research: How to get started

Researching in Scotland is not difficult but it is a little different to other places, so it may help to have some pointers. Come…







Our Friday sessions

February to June 2015

Ensuring the validity of your genealogic…

Presenter: Geoff Morgan

When: 13 February 2015 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Ensuring the validity of your genealogical assumptions

Strategies that help to ensure the validity of your genealogical data – e.g. that your ggg-grandmother really is the person you t…


Ancestry Library Edition

Presenter: Sue Reid

When: 13 March 2015 - 10.00 am-11.30 am

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition is available at QFHS, but despite what the advertisements say, yes, you do need to know what you are loo…


The Genealogist: what’s the difference

Presenter: Rosemary Kopittke

When: 10 April 2015 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am or 1.00 pm - 2.30 pm

The Genealogist: what’s the difference

The Genealogist offers records not available on other subscription websites and has some interesting search options that can help…


All about FamilySearch microfilms

Presenter: Bev Bonning

When: 8 May 2015 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

All about FamilySearch microfilms

Microfilms of primary resources, such as parish registers, cemetery records, or poor law records can help solve your research mys…


DNA Basics

Presenter: Chris Schuetz

When: 12 June 2015 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

DNA Basics

How can DNA help you find family? Are you planning to submit a DNA sample for testing to assist in your research? This session is…



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Commonwealth Electoral Roll (Queensland) 1906 $51.50 incl P&P $2.00
Commonwealth Electoral Roll (Queensland) 1906