Welcome to the News Website of the Toowoomba and Darling Downs Family History Society.
We will be posting regular updates of Society News and other Local Family History items.
Check down the left hand side of the page for links to some great Society resources and past news items.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

New Publication - A Detailed History of Gowrie Junction

The Society is delighted to announce the publication of Diana Beal's latest book "A Detailed History of Gowrie Junction"
Dr Beal has traced the European history of the Gowrie Junction area, from
1841 when the first squatters arrived, through the struggle to establish
bona-fide selectors to the trial and tribulations of those selectors to find
products they could successfully produce and sell. 
After many rocky starts, they settled on dairying, and this industry drove
development in the district for many decades. In recent decades the
character of the district has changed. The many dairy factories have gone,
as have the wool scour and the several hotels and churches. The area is now
virtually a suburb of Toowoomba.

The book may be purchased from the Society for $20. {Postage and package an extra $3]

An Index for the book can be downloaded HERE


Saturday, May 5, 2012

More Unidentified Photos

I have added 2 more folders of unidentified photos to our photo album.
Can you help?
One album contains 4 photos related to the Watson and McNalley families. Joshua Watson and his wife Margaret emigrated to Australia in 1856 and finally settled in the Toowoomba area.Some people in the photos have been identified. Can you help with the others?
Links to the folders are to the right.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Latest Biographical Register Now available

Our latest addition to our series of Biographical Registers is now available!

Copies are available from the Society for $20.00 + $12.00 postage [if required]
This edition includes pioneers who made their home in the Darling Downs region before 1920 .
The data was collated from contributed entries.

You can download an index of those mentioned in the book HERE