Welcome





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.
Our library reopens 11th January 2021.



Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Black Gully now available as CD


Our Black Gully Publication is now also available in .pdf format as a CD .
Price is $15.00 which includes postage and handling.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Toowoomba Chronicle Index 1937

As promised we have added another year of Toowoomba Chronicle Indexes! Thanks to our wonderful team of indexers we always seem to have an expanding data base of super indexed records at TDDFHS.
You will notice that all sorts of records are mentioned.

Check the Toowoomba Chronicle Indexes to the right of this page for links to download.

Friday, July 22, 2016

An Addition to our Online Indexes

On our list of Indexes to the right of this post, you will notice a link to an additional year [1936] for those listed for the Toowoomba Chronicle. Another year [1937] is in progress and will be added soon! If you would like a copy of the relevant article our contact details are below!

Our many indexes seem to be ever expanding as more data is added.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

New Publication - Black Gully 1840 - 1914 The Manufacturing Centre of Toowoomba

Cover photograph showing the kilns of  the Old Maltings in Mort Street

Looking at the pleasant parkland that it is for the most part now, it is hard to realise that there was a thriving manufacturing area in Black Gully in Toowoomba.
Diana Beal has been investigating the people associated with this interesting part of our local history, their successes, failures and the development of industry in this mostly forgotten era. 
This was an area once located close to, without being within Toowoomba but now well within the City area. The book names those businesses and then later developers of the area into suburban blocks.
Includes index, illustrations and photographs.
You can read further information HERE
The A4 sized book is available now from the Society.

$15 + $5 package and postage.