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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pupils of Rosalie-a great new resource

I love the wonderful information to be found in old school registers but it can be a tedious process sometimes searching through microfilm after microfilm to find which tiny school your person of interest attended ..and then of course missing bits :)
Indexes make such a difference and this great CD compiled by one of our society members Gloria Glass, goes one step further with transcriptions with most of the data on the films!

CLICK TO ENLARGE If you click on the image above, you will see the wealth of information provided.
Rosalie was a shire just to the north west of Toowoomba ..now part of the larger Toowoomba Regional Council.
Schools included on the CD:
Acland, Bergen, Berndale, Blackbutt, Boodua, Bowenville, Brigalow Park, Brymaroo, Cawdor, Claredale, Coalbank, Cooyar, Cooyar Creek Upper, Cooyar East, Devon Park, Djuan, Doctor’s Creek, Douglas, Edgefield, Evergreen, Geham, Glencoe, Googa Googa Creek, Goombungee, Gowrie Colliery, Gowrie [Junction], Gowrie Little Plain, Greenwood, Groomsville, Haden, Highfields, Highland Plains, Irvingdale, Jondaryan, Kelvinhaugh, Kilbirnie, King’s Hill, Kingsthorpe, Kooralgin, Kulpi, Lagoon Creek, Maclagan, Maclagan North, Malling, Meringandan, Moola, Mount Binga, Muldu, Muniganeen, Narko, Nukku, Nungil, Nutgrove, Oakey, Peranga, Pine Grove, Pinelands, Plainby, Quinalow, Rangemore, Ringing Plains, Rocky Creek, Rosalie Plains, Sabine, Silverleigh, Thornville, Viewfield, Wattle Glen, Woodleighton, Wutul, Yarraman and Yarraman Upper.
Many of these no longer exist.
The CD is almost ready.Inquiries can be made to Gloria
aquilaaudaxg [at] bigpond.com
Of course it will also be available to search in our library!