Links to Resources


James Cook University Library Special Collections:
Townsville CityLibraries Local History:

State Library of Queensland

National Library of Australia

Museums / Historical Societies

Townsville Maritime Museum - has a small, specialist library (view by appointment)

Army Museum North Queensland

Townsville Museum & Historical Society Inc.

Museum of Tropical Queensland
Cultures and Histories Research:
Magnetic Island History & Craft Centre & Magnetic Museum - Magnetic Island

Family History Association of North Queensland

Performing Arts Historical Society Townsville

Cairns Museum

Australian War Memorial

National Museum of Australia


National Archives of Australia

Queensland State Archives

Catholic Archives Townsville

Anglican Records & Archives Centre

National Film & Sound Archive - Holds Australian radio serials from the 1930-1970s, and radio broadcasts, newsreels, TV series, documentaries etc. about a number of topics

Charters Towers & Dalrymple Archives Group


Women of the North Blog

State Library of Queensland John Oxley Library Blog

Stories from the Archives - Queensland State Archives Blog

Interpreting Ingham History

Queensland Deco Project - the story of Art Deco in Queensland

Your Brisbane: Past and Present


Queensland Historical Births Deaths & Marriages Index  I find the electoral records very useful. Your local library may have this available for you to use at no cost, on a dedicated computer.

Newspapers - current & past, includes Library Press Display, 19th Century British newspapers, Times Digital Archive (1785-2006), Papers Past (NZ 1839-1945)

Text Queensland - contains full-text, searchable, digitised sources on Queensland colonial and state history, e.g. Pugh’s Almanacs, Qld Govt. Gazettes

Queensland Government Education History Topics:
Covers topics related to the history of schooling in Queensland.

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