Queensland residents pre-1859

Welcome to our online archive of Queensland residents who lived prior to 1859.

Rev Edward Griffith - Source: State Library of Queensland, Image number 34459

Discover the ancestry
of queensland’s early
colonial period.

We are documenting the lives and experiences of people, groups and organisations that have not been the subject of historical investigation by collating an inventory of the diversity and claims on country that made up the early colonial period. We welcome you to search our archives and to also submit your own ancestral biographies

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Sarah Dicken Symes

1838 - 1900

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Henry James Symes (Hyde)

1831 - 1916

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Elise Barney

1810 - 1883

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Patrick Shea

1834 - 1916

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Edward Griffith

1819 - 1891

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