The Toowong and District Historical Society encompasses the area of the original Toowong Town Council, namely, Toowong, Milton, Auchenflower and parts of Mt Coot-tha. If you have anything to share about these areas (eg photos, stories, family histories), we would love to hear from you.
TDHS invites its members to participate in a planning session for 2014 (see the Upcoming Events information for day, time and location). Come along and contribute your ideas about guest speakers for the year, what excursions might be included and where the Christmas breakup could be held. You can also share your memories on the theme of Australia Day. What does it mean to you today and what is your best memory? What food do you serve? Has the significance of the day changed for you over time?
There will also be a viewing of a CD, called PAST FORWARD, developed by Griffith University on the history of the film school building at Southbank.
Researching your family history?
Did you know that you can now access and download almost 650000 historical Queensland births, deaths and marriages? A downloadable historical image costs $20 compared to $28 for a hard copy historical certificate. You can still search the index for free. Whether you receive a certificate or image may depend on the type and date of the event.
Records available are:
Births: 1825 to 1890 - available as images (or certificates) and 1891 to 1913 certificates only
Deaths: 1825 to 1890, 1899 to 1915 and 1965 to 1979 – available as images (or certificates) and 1891 to 1898, 1916 to 1964 and 1980 to 1983 certificates only
Marriages: 1825 to 1889 - available as images (or certificates) and 1890 to 1938 certificates only
Go to the QLD Government’s web site for more information: QLD BDM