We recently were asked to add some dates to our calender and coming up is the
Summers – Reedman reunion on the 26-27 November 2016 at Maryborough.. (there is an attachment for all the details added to the calender of events if you go to Calender of Events.
Also the Booyal Central State School is having their centenary if your interested on the 19th November the invitation is on the calender of events there is an attachment with the full details attached for you.
We are having a week to recover and catch up with all the excitement of Open House over , on Saturday we were open and the rooms saw over 150 visitiors which was amazing and a huge thank you to the volunteers who spent the day talking to people and we had some amazing feedback from our displays in the Red Room.. might have had something to do with the amazing view we have from the verandah for the day.
The cemetery tour was a great success and our next tour is on the 21st October so don’t miss out.. check out the Calender of Events for the details.
We are closing over Christmas and will be closed from the 16th December and re opened on the 17th January 2017 but if you require assistance please contact us through the webpage and we will be able to assist you.
We are always busy building our blogs and if your looking for local information on Stations, plantations and runs then you need to check out the Plantations Blog.
This blog is continually being updated when we find new information and the Fraser Coast was built on large properties that grew so many different things so diversified from today the blog will give you a snapshot of the times and how we have changed. We also try and include people associated with the property and any map references we can utilise from the rates notices as with time the land has been sometimes broken up and subdivided so many times.
A tribute to the Brave is a blog dedicated to the men and women that have enlisted and may have come from the Wide Bay district. Time and so many names has seen this blog grow into a huge list of amazing people so if your unsure whether your ancestor has served or not here is an interesting place to visit.. A Tribute to the Brave
Our project of adding the fire call out records to the Big M is powering along and we are discovering some fascinating information on what happened to original properties.. So if you think you have the right place but it looks too new send us a research request and we will be able to hopefully provide you with the history of your property.
Wow what an exciting project we found. While cleaning out the cupboards we came across 50 years of call out records from the Maryborough Fire Station. This is absolutely huge as with time so many buildings dissapeared and we don’t have exact dates or causes but with this amazing collection we will be able to go through the records and add a screenshot to the property it relates to and this will build the story of the buildings in and around Maryborough.
So many times when doing research you will find that there is a missing house, or it doesnt’ look the same or there are now flats where a house was and you wonder what happened to the original property. Lets hope this collection of records will assist us in answering those questions.
For more information on the Big M and our collections you can read about them here
These records ae on 16mm film so we have had to capture them off the film and then transcribe them from the pictures we captured. Its quite an effort and will take alot of patience as they range from 1900-1950, so there are some old records to read and they are not exactly the clearest of examples. But for a researcher it is like Christmas when you find such an amazing find like this.
The other thing we recently got was some film with aerial shots of Maryborough in the 70s so we will be add them in also but check this out . this is a couple of the amazing shots we have. It is amazing to see the old pictures and how much things have changed, when they are uploaded you will be able to drop by and visit and check them out.