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Births, deaths and marriages: Queensland

This State Library of South Australia guide includes information on cemeteries, church records, burials and probate (wills). Information for other states is also included.

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Australian explorer

David Lindsay, explorer in the Northern Territory and Queensland, 1880 (B 495)

Other online resources


Queensland birth, death and marriage information from 1829 onwards is freely available online.

Compulsory registration of births, deaths and marriages began in Queensland on 1 March 1856.

Prior to this date only incomplete records are held.

(Recent records are not accessible due to privacy restrictions. For full copies of the certificates a fee is charged.)


Camel team at Arrabury

Camel team north of Innamincka c. 1920 (B 39154)

Wills and bankruptcies

Online indexes in the State Library of SA

These resources are available for use onsite at the State Library.

Almanacs and directories

The State Library has copies of numerous Queensland almanacs, directories and telephone books listing residents from 1859 onwards.

These are available in the Library only, in both hardcopy and on CD-ROM.

The list below is a sample ONLY of the State Library's collection of these resources.

For a full list search the Library catalogue under the subject 'Queensland - directories'.