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Library Assistants' Team Meetings

Team Meeting March 2017

Team Meeting March 2017 2

LA Team Meeting morning tea

Top: Library Assistants' being checked off at Emergency Assembly Area during a Fire Drill exercise.

Centre: Deep discussion on an exercise to gather content to produce a Library Assistants' Handbook.

Bottom: The obligatory morning tea.


2017 February-March
Finding Your Family Graduates

 2017 Feb Mar

Monday 20 March 2017
Standing: Rhonda, Robyn, John, Michael, Patricia, Robert, Merilyn.
Seated: Toni, Mary.



Our New Fellows

 Fellow 1

 QFHS President Bev Young, QFHS Fellow Dorothy Jeffrey,
QFHS Patron, His Excellency, Governor of Queensland, 
the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC,
QFHS Fellow John Perryn.

Read more.

Mitchelton State School Centenary

Mitchelton Ss 100 Yrs Cd Final Mitchelton Ss Centenary
Mitchelton State School Admissions 1916-1997
listing for the Infants and State School 
in alphabetical and register order.

Available from QFHS at $10 each,
plus $3 postage and handling
Email bookshop convenor to purchase.
Rosemary Kopittke, Dorothy Jeffrey, and Eric
Kopittke celebrating the launch of the 
CD on
Saturday 22 October 2016 

QFHS visits Caloundra Family History Research Inc.


Every year, Caloundra Family History Research visits the QFHS Library and Resource Centre at Gaythorne.

This year, a group of QFHS members travelled to Caloundra on a reciprocal visit.

Caloundra turned on perfect spring weather. QFHS and CFHR members visited the lighthouses at Caloundra, followed by a delicious fish lunch at Golden Beach.



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New release! 

QSPI6 Launch _03

Queensland School Pupils Index Part 6 - QSPI6

The latest QFHS publication was launched on Friday 19 August at The Queensland State Archives.

The series now covers 2.4 million entries from more than 1200 schools.

Rosemary Kopittke, QFHS Publications Team member, presents a copy of QSPI6 to Kit Kugatoff, Director of Collections and Access QSA. For more information click here 



Nick Vine Hall Presentation

Nick Vine Hall PresentationThe Nick Vine Hall Award is awarded annually to member societies (in two categories based on membership)

for the best family history journal/newsletter in Australia and New Zealand. AFFHO provides this award to encourage its member societies to produce quality journals/newsletters, and to honour Nick Vine Hall AM.

This year QFHS were awarded the runner-up prize in Category B (societies with over 500 members) for the Queensland Family Historian, Vol 36, No1, February 2015.

Congratulations to our Journal Editor and her team



QFHS President Bev Young
accepting the Award from
Geoff Doherty, AFFHO. 

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.

To view the signatories to the Women's Suffrage Petitions go here

For more information on QFHS involvement in the project from start to finish go here
Congratulations to the many people involved in making this happen.

Read about QFHS in Brisbane's BMag