Cyclone Debbie

Water has caused havoc at the Whitsunday Family History Groups library.

At least 30cm. of water inundated the community centre causing damage to all the item stored just above floor level.

Due to this damage the Finder’s Cafe has been postponed to a later date.

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WW2 The Proserpine News – 1939 to 1945

This book is available from the Whitsunday Family History Group.Proserpine News WW2

Title

  • The Proserpine News World War II 1939-1945 : a record of military personnel from Proserpine &​ districts /​ compiled by Lyn Burke and Lloyd Fox assisted by Lydia Wilson and the Whitsunday Family History Group ; foreword by Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Premier of Queensland.

Author

  • Burke, Lynn, (compiler.)

Other Authors

  • Fox, Lloyd, (compiler.)
  • Wilson, Lydia, (compiler.)
  • Palaszczuk, Annastacia, 1969-, (writer of foreword.)
  • Whitsunday Family History Group (Qld.) (issuing body.)

Published

  • [Proserpine, Queensland] Whitsunday Family History Group, [2017]

Content Types

  • still image
  • text

Carrier Types

  • volume

Physical Description

  • 282 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 30 cm.

Subjects

 

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Parramatta Female Factory – Federal Petition for World Heritage

Click on this link to go to the petition page.

Scroll to the bottom of the Parramatta Female Factory Page and click on the online button.

 

Parramatta Female Factory

 

Parramatta Female Factory is the earliest surviving convict female site in Australia. It predates all but three of the World Heritage Convict sites. One in seven Australians are descended from the women who passed through its doors. Our Australian Identity is bound up in the histories of the female factory.
The only sure way for the site to remain in public hands with access for all Australians to this heritage is for it to be included as part of the World Heritage Listing for Convict sites.

September Meeting

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Hi Everyone,

 

The next meeting of the discussion group will be held on Saturday 9 September, 9:30am at the Proserpine Community Centre, 36 Gardenia Street. Free delicious morning tea. Library hours are Tuesdays 4pm to 7pm and Thursdays & Saturdays 10am to 2pm.    This meeting Elizabeth will give a talk on the Family & Local History Qld State Conference which she and Eric attended earlier in the year.    We would welcome any suggestions on what our group could do at the discussion group meetings each month.  Does anyone know an interesting guest speaker.  Be sure to bring your $2 for the 50’s board,  you could be the next lucky winner.

 

Our last sausage sizzle for the year will be Saturday 16 September and at this stage we do have enough helpers but it would be good if members who don’t usually help had a turn, as its the same members helping each time.  We have 4 sausage sizzles a year, usually on the 3rd Saturday of the months of March, May, July & September.

 

Has everyone received the latest copy of our magazine, sent out last month. Don’t forget our newsletter editor is always looking for articles etc for our newsletter. Why not put your surname interests in as our newsletter goes to many other FH groups.

 

New magazines arriving at our FH library each week, free to borrow by members as are the over 1,000 books we have in our library.  Why not come in and check out the resources we have, there is always something new to discover when doing family history. The magazines have lots of interesting stories & web sites to try, like the story I  read recently in the Bundaberg magazine where someone was looking for the death of a certain person, she thought she found him but the wife’s name was wrong. Turns out the hospital put “I do not know” where the wife’s name should have been, on the index it said, Idonia Renow.   The moral of the story, always check the original record.

 

Until next time, happy ancestor hunting,

Linda

History of the Group

From Branching Out May 1987

On Wednesday, 22nd April, a meeting was called, and held at the St. Catherine’s School Library to discuss the formation of a branch of the Genealogical Society of Qld.

A total of sixteen people braved the miserable weather on the night concerned and unanimously decided to go ahead and form a branch.

It was also decided to hold monthly meetings and operate as a society until July when membership fees will be collected and the Branch made official.

At the meeting held on Wednesday, 13th May, we had an attendance of twenty genealogists and hopefully the attendance figures will continue to grow.

 

From Branching Out March 2014

From the President

April 1987 a Meeting at the High School was held to form a family history group, from this small beginning, the group has progressed to having a substantial library of books, films, microfiche and many records for research plus several computers with internet access.

Over the years our storage problems grew, as did our membership, sometimes the room we occupied was very cramped. The first space used was the verandah of the Mill house, then this progressed to a room in a music store, then the shop at the Milk Depot, under a policeman’s house, under the house of a school teacher. Next came the old operating theatre at the hospital, to the old Ambulance Depot, and now hopefully, to our last resting place, the new Proserpine Community Centre at 36 Gardenia Street, Proserpine.

A lot of time and a lot of people have been involved in this new Centre and we are proud to have such a large area and thank all those concerned.

No more tiny rooms, no more steep steps to climb, so hopefully some of our older members may return and new members will join.

Lorna Price

History of Presidents and locations compiled from Branching Out

YEAR MEETING PLACE Library PRESIDENT
1987 St. Catherine’s School Library Neil Waite (Interim)
1987-88 St. Catherine’s School Library – to September 87 Sherral Brodie
1987-88 Proserpine State High School – from October 87
1988-89 Proserpine State High School Delma Scott’s Residence Danny Clarke
1989-90 Proserpine State High School Delma Scott’s Residence Danny Clarke
1990-91 Proserpine State High School Deicke’s Arcade Danny Clarke
1991-92 Proserpine State High School Danny Clarke
1992-93 Proserpine State High School Danny Clarke
1993-94 Proserpine State High School Danny Clarke
1994-95 Proserpine State High School Julie Finn
1995-96 Proserpine State High School Julie Finn
1996-97 Proserpine State High School Danny and Rhonda Clarke Danny Clarke
1997-98 Proserpine State High School Danny and Rhonda Clarke Danny Clarke
1998-99 Proserpine State High School and 12 Palm Drive Danny and Rhonda Clarke Danny Clarke
1999-2000 Proserpine State High School and 12 Palm Drive Danny and Rhonda Clarke Danny Clarke
2000-01 Proserpine State High School and 12 Palm Drive Danny and Rhonda Clarke Linda Thorogood
2000-01 Proserpine Community Centre from 1st. April 2001 Proserpine Community Centre Linda Thorogood
2001-02 Proserpine Community Centre Proserpine Community Centre Linda Thorogood
2002-03 Proserpine Community Centre Proserpine Community Centre Danny Clarke
2003-04 Proserpine Community Centre Proserpine Community Centre Danny Clarke
2004-05 Proserpine Community Centre Proserpine Community Centre Danny Clarke
2005-06 Proserpine Community Centre Proserpine Community Centre Jeannie Grosskreutz
2006-07 Proserpine Community Centre Proserpine Community Centre Jacui Barrett
2007-08 Proserpine Community Centre Proserpine Community Centre Danny Clarke
2008-09 Proserpine Community Centre Proserpine Community Centre Danny Clarke
2009-10 Proserpine Community Centre Proserpine Community Centre Danny Clarke
2010-11 Proserpine Community Centre Proserpine Community Centre Danny Clarke
2011-12 Proserpine Community Centre Proserpine Community Centre Elizabeth Long
2012-13 Proserpine Community Centre Proserpine Community Centre Elizabeth Long
2013-14 Proserpine Community Centre Proserpine Community Centre Lorna Price
2014-15 Proserpine Community Centre Proserpine Community Centre Lorna Price
2015-16 Proserpine Community Centre Proserpine Community Centre Lorna Price
2016-17 Proserpine Community Centre Proserpine Community Centre Bev Gordon
2017-18 Proserpine Community Centre Proserpine Community Centre Sue Wright