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Need help with your Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander family history? Ask us!

Aboriginal camp at an unidentified location in Queensland, State Library of Queensland

Are you doing Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander family history? It’s National Family History Month and what better time to delve into the secrets of your past! State Library of Queensland can help you learn more about your Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander family history with our step-by-step guide. We also have Aboriginal and Torres … Read more

National Family History Month – August 2018

Cribb Family sitting on the steps at Garowie, Ipswich in 1919, State Library of Queensland, Neg: 109901, https://hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/90721

August is Australian National Family History month and State Library of Queensland joins various libraries, archives, genealogy societies and other organisations in celebrating this event. There are many ways to participate with State Library’s family history activities this month, no matter whether you are beginning your family history research or have already discovered previous generations. … Read more

Pacific Manuscripts Bureau – Information about the Pacific Islands at State Library of Queensland

South Sea Islanders, recruited for the Queensland canefields, being carried in boats to the Para Image number: 65320 John Oxley Library

Queensland and the Pacific Islands have much in common historically. The importation of Pacific Island labourers into Queensland has created strong bonds between Queensland and the islands. However, trade between the islands and Australia has also created a network of interrelationships as has our war time experiences. Do you want to read business records from … Read more