Ipswich Genealogical Society

"Brigg House" Cooneana Heritage Centre

Redbank Plains Road

New Chum

Ipswich 4304

 

Postal

The Secretary

Ipswich Genealogical Society
P.O.Box 323

Ipswich Qld 4305

Email

secretary@igs.org.au


Opening Hours 

Mon 9.30am - 2.30pm
Tues Closed
Wed   Closed
Thurs 9.30am - 2.30pm
Friday    Closed
Sat 9am - 12pm
Sun Closed

 Closed Public Holidays


 Phone "Brigg House"

07 3282 6454

 

 

  

Challenge Employment & Training have only a few things

to finish at "Brigg House" and the house has changed so

much since we first saw it in 2016 and we are proud

of what we have achieved.

Hopefully the Trainees will find employment

and we wish them well in the future.

 

 When there is a move of resources, things often are misplaced.

Our Society has had many moves in the past, and we had

misplaced a folder of very old letters, which had come

from Scotland. There was an inquiry some years ago,

but at that time we were in storage, and it was impossible

to know where to look, as the move had been very quick.

The inquiry was not direct to the Society, just via a third party.

Recently the folder was found and we would like to return it to

the owners, who must surely think they have gone forever.

The members of the executive at that time have unfortunately

passed away, and.no present members have knowledge

of where they came from, or who the rightful owners might be.

We are appealing for information so that they may be returned.

We apologize for this unfortunate incident.

If you can help please contact the Society:

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or phone the President 07 3282 3067.

 

 Update 5th April 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Places of Worship: Ipswich & District Churches

An A5 book with the  history of some of the churches in the Ipswich area, a number are no longer in use or have been moved.

$5.00 + $2.50 P&P in Australia

Available for research:   Index to Deaths extracted from the Courier Mail 1990 to 2014  Over 306,500 names 

NOW AVAILABLE MINE WORKERS MUSTER.

The information has been given by the miners or their families, and may include date of birth, date of marriage and spouse, children,

work history as in where the miner worked, and in some cases there are two or three generations of the same family.

The Society is able to supply details of miner’s who are on record at a cost of $5.00 per name.

  

 INDEX TO IPSWICH CEMETERY BURIAL REGISTER 1 CD - OVER 36,000 RECORDS $20.00 + $6.00 P&P

                       Kind permission Ipswich City Council                       

 

 

Update 18th February 2018

 

 

 

 

Did You Know?

 

Vi Jordan - A PIONEER IN A MAN’S DOMAIN

The first woman elected as an Alderman in the Ipswich City Council was Ellen Violet JORDAN in 1961.

Known as Vi, she was born in Ipswich 29th June 1913, daughter James Bertie Norman PERRETT, a railway fitter, and his wife Ann Jane, née BROWN and educated at the Brassall State School and the Ipswich Girls Grammar School. She married David JORDAN in 1932.

In 1966 Vi became the first woman from the Labour Party to be elected to the Queensland Parliament, and was the Member for Ipswich West, and retained the position until 1974.

The Queensland Government recognised her achievements when Vi was presented with the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 1977, and in 1978 she was awarded the Order of Australia.

Vi JORDAN passed away on the 7th May 1982 and was buried in the Ipswich Cemetery.

 Extract from  Australian Dictionary of Biography Vol 17 – 2007

Update 20th June 2018

 

 

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