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A family history and local history digital community noticeboard

Nnub - Family History and Local History

Guest blogger – Fiona Redhead – Coordinator, Nnub Nnub is digital community noticeboard and is based on the idea of a traditional community noticeboard as a place for anyone to share posts with a community. Nnub: Family History and Local History – Queensland website is available online  and is also integrated with Twitter. People that typically post … Read more

Tales of the Orient Line, the Oronsay and the Australian journey

Menu from the S.S.Orontes, 1961. Private collection - courtesy of Lesley Rouse

Post-World War II shipping lists, a major shipping line of the time, its vessels, and the voyage to Australia, were the focus of recent presentations. These were conducted by the State Library of Queensland, together with Queensland State Archives and National Archives. They formed part of a series among Brisbane repositories with related records, organised by … Read more

Assisted immigration 1848–1912 launch at the Queensland Maritime Museum

Passenger list for the 1874 voyage of the Great Queensland now available through the Queensland State Archives website.

Guest blogger: Niles Elvery from Queensland State Archives Queensland State Archives launched its improved Assisted Immigration 1848–1912 Index at the Queensland Maritime Museum on Thursday 25 October 2012. The Index is an Australian first for family history researchers. It allows them to search the index and gain immediate access to a digital copy of an … Read more