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Additional Resources

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Ipswich Libraries

City of Ipswich

Heritage, contains information for residents and owners of historic Ipswich properties

Heritage Advisor Service offers a limited free consultation, by appointment, to owners of historic Ipswich buildings

Ipswich Art Gallery


Ipswich Heritage Trails

Heritage Trails and Historical Markers

Queens Park Heritage Trail is a wonderful new addition to the Heritage Trails of Ipswich series that includes an online audio tour of the famous park and its many wonderful features


Ipswich's Heritage Societies & Museums

Ipswich Genealogical Society Inc.

Ipswich Historical Society & Cooneana Heritage Centre

Ipswich Hospital Museum

Ipswich Soldiers Memorial Hall R.S.L.A.

National Trust Queensland

Pine Mountain & District Historical Society Inc.

RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre

Rosewood Scrub Historical Society Inc.

Workshops Rail Museum


Libraries & Archives

Queensland State Archives

State Library of Queensland 

John Oxley Library is a centre for research and study relating to Queensland, since 1934

Fryer Library is located at the University of Queensland and it contains significant Australian studies resources as well as rare books, architectural plans and manuscripts

Text Queensland offers digitised books, theses, and journals dating from Queensland's colonial history.  The collection includes Pugh's Almanac, Queensland Government Gazette, Queensland Hansard, and The Queenslander

National Library of Australia



Google News Archive  claims to be the largest online newspaper archive, with 21,600+ newspapers dating from the 1700s-2000s (note: subscription required, limited Australian newspaper content)

Trove National Library of Australia's brilliant database of more than 500 newspapers



Brisbane Open House

Built Heritage

Corley Explorer State Library of Queensland's collection of house images taken by Frank and Eunice Corley, including a number of Ipswich homes

History at Home

History of your house research guide by Queensland State Archives

House Histories guides from the State Library of Queensland

House Histories house and suburban histories from South East Queensland

Home designs from the past online from the State Library of Queensland

How do I trace the history of my house?  Guide by the National Library of Australia

The Queenslander House - Architectural Features

Queensland House - Queensland Museum's guide to the Queenslander

Research the History of your House

Straw, sticks and bricks: Queensland house histories webinar by State Library of Queensland.

Titles Queensland -  manages the land and water titles registry for Queensland. Historic 


Heritage Conservation

Australia ICOMOS

Australian Heritage Council 

Australian Heritage Database

Cultural Heritage Data - Queensland Series

Queensland Heritage Act 1992

Queensland Heritage Advisory Panel

Queensland Heritage Council

Queensland Heritage Register


Museums & Art Galleries 

Brisbane's Living Heritage Network

Museums & Galleries Queensland

The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

Queensland Museum


Family History 

AIATSIS - Family History Kit contains fact sheets providing assistance with tracing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage library edition is free to access with your Ipswich Libraries membership

Australian Cemeteries contains indexes of cemeteries from across Australia.

Australian Dictionary of Biography

Births, deaths and marriages registers provides links to all BDM state and territory registers across Australia

Family History is the State Library of Queensland's collection of resources for family historians

Family History Research Guides - The State Library of Queensland provides helpful research guides covering various family history topics. These guides include useful resources and websites as well as research hints

Family History Research Services for Queensland, births between 1829-1921, deaths between 1829-1946, & marriages between 1829-1946

Family History Search for New South Wales

Family Search enables you to search for billions of names across hundreds of records in a bid to discover your family history. Records span from countries around the world and include births, deaths, marriages, probates, land and military

Find My Past is free to access at Ipswich Libraries, with your membership

My Heritage is free to access from home with your Ipswich Libraries membership

Researching your family is a National Archives of Australia guide to finding your family in their collection

The Ryerson Index is a free index to funeral, death, and legal notices appearing in Australian newspapers



QImagery: Queensland Government's online collection pf aerial photographs dating from the 1930s

Queensland Globe - offers an online interactive experience to view Queensland’s location based information (historical maps topic guide)

Queensland Government Historical Maps and Plans - a collection of historical maps and plans, including cadastral, parish, flood and topographical

Queensland Places 



Australian War Memorial 

Commonwealth War Graves

Discovering Anzacs - A joint initiative by the National Archives of Australian and Archives New Zealand, this innovative website was a gift to both nations for the centenary of World War I. The website provides access to service records, photographs and other documents and enables users to contribute their own recollections and stories

Queensland War Memorials Register



Preserve your collections guide by State Library of Queensland



Graphics Atlas - website identifying various photograph types



Known floods in the Brisbane & Bremer River Basin, including the cities of Brisbane & Ipswich

Queensland Police Museum's list of Police Officers sworn in between 1864 and 1974

Register of Lands Sold, 1849-1861

Pre-separation Resource Guide: A bibliography of sources held at Queensland State Archives relating to Queensland prior to separation from New South Wales in 1859


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