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Wednesday night @ GSQ – Petitions in Qld Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence

September 23 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Petitions in Qld Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence

In colonial Queensland, petitions were a very popular means for ordinary people to make known their objections and concerns. This talk will demonstrate how useful they are for family historians exploring their early Queensland family history, as well as outline how to use Queensland State Archives’ registers to find petitions sent from community members from across the state.

Presenter:  Janice Cooper

Janice Cooper is an experienced local and family historian whose primary family history interest is her Australian ancestry since 1791. With an academic background in Australian history, she is interested in placing families in their communities and historic times. A professional historian, her publications include local history books, articles in general and family history magazines/ezines and a local area website.

For members only with a gold coin contribution.


September 23
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Genealogical Society of QLD
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Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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