The books in this collection are those considered of interest to people researching or writing about their families. The copyright holder for each has given QFHS with the permission to make their work available on the QFHS website. This collection will be expanded as appropriate documents come to hand.
(Login required) (Compiled by Chris Wright, Version 2 February 2021) This book starts with all the known descendants of George Bindon and his wife Katharine. George and Katharine currently as far back as we have researched.[Produced by Family Historian 7]
(Login required). Dan Desbois was for much of his adult life a member of the “front line infantry in the colonial ‘armies of education.’ ” He was untrained, learning how to teach and manage a school through firsthand experience. Dan was Head Teacher at five Queensland schools from 1873 to 1896 – in Warwick, Rosewood, North Maclean and Eton. This story documents Dan’s professional and personal successes and challenges.Dan was a volunteer soldier with the Warwick Company of the Queensland Defence Force. He rose through the ranks to that of colour-sergeant before his election as Captain in 1883. However, his tenure ended in ‘non-publicised’ dishonour in 1886.Dan was of Huguenot heritage. He started his working life as an apprentice watch maker finisher in his father’s business in London. Ten years later he became a Church of England Missionary for the colonies, educated at St Augustine’s College, Canterbury (1860-1863). Soon after his graduation and marriage, he embarked for New Zealand.This book also provides insight into Dan’s beliefs and opinions through his published letters. The author was awarded the Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies Inc. Inaugural Don Grant Award 2012 First Prize.