Queensland, Australia

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[[Image:Australia with Queensland highlighted.png|right|155px|Queensland]] '''Queensland''' was originally settled by indigenous Australians and [[Torres Strait Island|Torres Strait Islanders]] some 40,000 years ago and by Europeans in the 1820s as a [[Australia Convict Records|convict settlement]] as the Moreton Bay District of the Colony of [[New South Wales, Australia|New South Wales]].  
 
[[Image:Australia with Queensland highlighted.png|right|155px|Queensland]] '''Queensland''' was originally settled by indigenous Australians and [[Torres Strait Island|Torres Strait Islanders]] some 40,000 years ago and by Europeans in the 1820s as a [[Australia Convict Records|convict settlement]] as the Moreton Bay District of the Colony of [[New South Wales, Australia|New South Wales]].  
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Convict transportation ended in 1839 and free settlement permitted in 1842.
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In 1859 Queensland was separated from New South Wales to form a self-governing British colony. On federation in 1901, Queensland became one of the six states of the Commonwealth of Australia.  
 
In 1859 Queensland was separated from New South Wales to form a self-governing British colony. On federation in 1901, Queensland became one of the six states of the Commonwealth of Australia.  
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== Getting started with Queensland research  ==
 
== Getting started with Queensland research  ==
  
[[Image:Queensland Great Barrier Reef.JPG|thumb|right|200x200px|Queensland Great Barrier Reef.JPG]]Numerous articles are available on FamilySearch Wiki to help you get started in family history. This portal will provide links to articles about general research topics.&nbsp;  
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[[Image:Queensland Great Barrier Reef.JPG|thumb|right|200x200px]]Numerous articles are available on FamilySearch Wiki to help you get started in family history. This portal will provide links to articles about general research topics.&nbsp;  
  
 
[[Principles of Family History Research|'''Principles of Family History Research''']]  
 
[[Principles of Family History Research|'''Principles of Family History Research''']]  
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Australia

Queensland
Queensland was originally settled by indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islanders some 40,000 years ago and by Europeans in the 1820s as a convict settlement as the Moreton Bay District of the Colony of New South Wales.


Convict transportation ended in 1839 and free settlement permitted in 1842.


In 1859 Queensland was separated from New South Wales to form a self-governing British colony. On federation in 1901, Queensland became one of the six states of the Commonwealth of Australia.

The capital of Queensland is Brisbane.

Getting started with Queensland research

Queensland Great Barrier Reef.JPG
Numerous articles are available on FamilySearch Wiki to help you get started in family history. This portal will provide links to articles about general research topics. 

Principles of Family History Research

  1. Identify What You Know
  2. Decide What You Want to Learn
  3. Select Records to Search
  4. Obtain and Search the Records
  5. Use the Information

Jurisdictions

What is now the State of Queenslandwas formed on 1 January 1901 when the six British colonies federated to form the Commonwealth of Australia.


Before that, it had been the Colony of Queensland established on 6 June 1859 with responsible self-government. Prior to that, the territory had been part of the Colony of New South Wales.


Research Tools

A wiki article describing an onlne collections is found at:

Events

  • National Family History Week July 31st to August 8th 2010

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