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

Projects

MINE WORKERS MUSTER: An ongoing compilation, computer based, giving the details of mine personnel from Ipswich and district coalfields.

RAILWAY WORKERS MUSTER: An on-going compilation, computer based, giving details of railway personnel from the Ipswich District.

INDEX TO BDM NOTICES: Computer based compilations of BDM notices published in The Queensland Times, other Ipswich district papers and Brisbane newspaper The Courier Mail.

OBITUARIES: An on-going compilation of obituaries and biographies of former residents of Ipswich and districts with over 9,000 records. Fully indexed on computer.

NEWSPAPER CUTTINGS: An on-going collection of clippings taken from The Queensland Times and other Ipswich and district newspapers. Fully indexed on computer.

MARRIAGE INDEXES: An on-going project of marriages over a wide time period, of persons with Ipswich connection. This collection is growing fast with 4000 records currently available.

IN MEMORIAM NOTICES: A new project collecting “ In  Memoriam ” Notices from the Queensland Times. The notices start at current dates and are being gathered working backwards year by year. These notices often contain many more family names than the funeral notices.

CEMETERY RECORDS & HEADSTONE PHOTOS: Indexes are searchable and copies of headstone Photographs are available for $5.00 each.

 

All projects are constantly being up-dated, therefore it is important to re-check these listings from time to time.

 

Trans-Australia Airlines or TAA began in 1946; 

 sold to Qantas in 1986 when it became Australian Airlines.

Update - 14th December 2016

 

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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